Divorce cases regarding custody of pets are growing in number in the United States. This increase can be largely attributed to separations in domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages. These individuals may take one another to court in order to gain custody of their pets, because they may not have children.
Pets are considered to be family members more often than they were in the past, and people are willing to fight for their company. If children are involved in the custody battle, pets are often placed with them in the decision.
Visitation rights for an animal are not included in any law, so grounds for those cases are still largely unchartered. Couples have to agree on visitation rights among one another in order to approve an arrangement.
If you have questions regarding custody cases, please contact the Austin custody lawyers of KennonLegal Ltd. LLP by calling 512-931-3726 today.