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4 Tips for Pet Custody After Divorce

When people ponder custody issues, they usually think about children of divorcing couples. However, in the past few decades there has been a significant shift in how most Americans treat and consider their pets. If you are undergoing a divorce, you may be one of millions of Americans that considers your pet to be a full-fledged family member or something similar. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may subsequently disagree about who should have your beloved dog, cat, or other such pet.

Caring For a Pet During Divorce

If you have concerns about pet custody or other issues during divorce, consider these four tips for helping ease this transition:

  1. Discuss your pet custody concerns with an experienced custody attorney.
  2. Try to keep things as routine as possible for the benefit of your pet, such as feeding or walking schedules.
  3. Determine who will be able to take better care of the pet; for instance, if one of you travels frequently, that person may not be the best primary caretaker of the pet.
  4. Know that your pet is sensitive to your stress and moods, so try stress-relieving techniques to help steady yourself for your pet.

Unfortunately, pet custody discussions can become contentious, so it is important to have a knowledgeable Denton custody lawyer on your side to protect your interests.

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If you are divorcing and struggling with pet custody issues, you are not alone. Talk to an understanding Denton custody attorney to learn more about your legal options for pet custody. Contact Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today for more information regarding your rights.

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