Cars, bank accounts, and the house are things that people usually think about when it comes time to divide property in a divorce. But what about your four-legged friends? Many people hold their pets near and dear to their hearts so just giving up on pets isn’t a workable solution.
Unfortunately, Wisconsin law treats a pet like any other physical property such as a TV or a dining room table. That means if neither party is willing to part with the pup then a court has to decide who gets your furry friend.
However, if the parties can come up with their own agreement then both sides can have visitation with the pet. I have drafted agreements which set out a visitation schedule for the pet, much like a visitation schedule for children. If this agreement is incorporated into your divorce order the court may enforce the order. Rest assured, lawyers and courts can help make sure that your pet can still be in your life, even after the divorce is finalized.
I represent families in divorce and offer, free, no cost, no obligation consultations. If you have a divorce or post divorce question such as custody, placement, child support or maintenance or any other issue related to divorce please contact Matthew McCasland in the Dane County area at (608) 824-9540, Sauk or Columbia County area at (608) 356-3961. Also, please check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com for additional information.