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Fighting for Fido: Las Vegas Divorce Attorneys Look at Pet Custody

December 18, 2016

 

Couples are fighting like cats and dogs in divorce court, not just over their property, but also over their pets.  Pet custody is a growing issue in divorce law, and sometimes divorce negotiation stall because of disputes over pets. Let divorce lawyers Las Vegas pet owners trust handle your case to make sure you get the time with your pet you deserve.

 

For many people, pets are members of the family, just as much as children. If one spouse has to give up the pets and not be able to see them on a daily basis, it can cause a lot of grief. If you have a custody dispute over your pets, consult Las Vegas divorce attorneys to learn your rights.

 

In many states, the law does not provide for pet custody as it does child custody.  Instead, pets are considered property and they are divided up as such, often valued at their resale value, even though the parties may both consider the pets priceless. Contact experienced divorce lawyers in Las Vegas to make sure you do not get the short end of the stick and lose contact with your pets if they are awarded to your ex.

 

If you have an amicable divorce, you can try to come to an agreement with your spouse about the split of time and costs for raising the pet. Or, if things are less than amicable, you can go to mediation to arrange a pet visitation schedule.  But you need to make sure the final agreement is detailed and in writing, and Las Vegas divorce attorneys can help you with this.

 

Divorce lawyers in Las Vegas at Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations so if you are considering a divorce please call (801) 478-8080 now to schedule yours.

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