What happens to pets in a divorce?

Written by Charlie T. Boyle | cboyle@farr.com

 

Attorney Charles T. Boyle | Farr Law | Serving Southwest Florida (image)

Charles T. Boyle, Attorney
Charlie has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law since 1995 and primarily focuses his practice in this area. He also practices in civil litigation and real estate.

The attached article discusses proposed legislation in the state of Maryland allowing judges to enter orders dealing with “custody” of pets.  In Florida, pets are treated just like any other piece of property.  That is, the court will distribute your pet to you, to your spouse or could even end up ordering that it be sold!

See article.