POSTED: 13 Jul 2020
Whether they be four-legged, have fins or possess the ability to fly, pets of all shapes and sizes are a great addition to any family. Many couples often buy pets jointly throughout their relationship for companionship and to build their family unit. Unfortunately, not all relationships last which means that pets acquired during the course of the relationship may be left in an ambiguous situation in relation to their ownership and care. Understandably, negotiating how a pet may share their time, if any, with each party may become quite tense, especially where each party develops a deep emotional connection with their furry or scaly friends. So, how do the Courts and family lawyers approach dealing with disputes concerning pets?