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Family Law

What happens to our dog if we divorce?

A rarely talked about aspect of going through a divorce is – “Who gets the dog if we divorce”? As it stands in law, pets such as dogs and cats are considered property just like cars, handbags and furniture. This means that if there is a dispute over a pet the Courts will not in the first instance consider the pets welfare in the same way as they would for any children.

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