Our pets are some of the most important parts of our lives. Any pet owner knows loving a pet is nearly the same as loving a child. When you are in the midst of a divorce, your pet may be an incredibly contentious issue between the two of you. Neither side may be willing to give up custody of that pet. This is understandable, because pets are a part of our family, and it can be hard to let them go. Now more than ever, the courts are facing pet custody in litigation.
In the state of Rhode Island, pets are considered marital property. This means they are considered the same kind of property as anything else you own, such as furniture, your vehicle, your home, and more. Unfortunately, the laws have not yet caught up with reality. We know our pets are more to us and just property-they are beloved and important beings in our lives.
Ownership will play a large role when it comes to determining who may have custody over the pet, and if your spouse is particularly difficult, he or she may not allow you to share any form of custody. A judge will also be unlikely to award visitation. This is why it is vital in enlisting the help of a trusted legal team to do the fighting for you.
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If you are seeking a Rhode Island divorce attorney you can trust to put you and your best interests first, look no further than our legal team at TJC • ESQ. We are well-versed when it comes to the complications and difficulties of divorce because we have truly seen it all