Who gets the pets in a divorce?
Most people who are getting divorced in Arizona, understand that going from “I Do” to “I’m done” involves difficult decisions. At a minimum, that requires dividing the couple’s assets and deciding if one spouse will pay alimony (or spousal support) to the other. If there are children, issues like child custody, visitation, and support must be worked out or ordered by the court if the parties can’t agree.
So, what happens to the family pets?
They are beloved family members that both spouses are often willing to fight for. But unlike kids, who
Arizona is one of the few community property states in the country. While it seems cold to classify a living, loving family pet the same way as a sofa, Phoenix property division attorneys advise couples with pets that unless the pet qualifies as the separate property of one spouse, it will be considered as community property of the couple.
In general, separate property is something acquired before marriage
Interestingly, there is a movement happening in some states that
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