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Fairfax VA Family Law Blog

Divorce and Your Pets

If you are considering a divorce and one of your top priorities is your pet, you are not alone. One report  shows that 27% of family lawyers surveyed have seen an increase in couples fighting for custody of their beloved pets. However, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, "in the eyes of the law, ...[pets]... are really no different than the silverware, the cars, [and] the home". In other words, the ownership of pets are determined by most courts like any other physical property.

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