What happens to the beloved family dog when a couple separates? What if both sides want this faithful caring friend? All too often, this is key part of a dispute in a separation

As harsh as it may seem, when a couple separates, a pet is treated as personal property, so similarly to other personal property such as real estate, cars, appliances, etc, what happens to the pet in the break up can either be agreed by the couple, or decided by a Court.

This short blog is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Professional legal advice should be sought about your specific circumstances before commencing any course of action.