Expert Explains How Considerations For Pets Can Become Important During Divorce

Since the pandemic, there has been a massive surge in pet ownership and adoption, but not all states have the same laws around pets and divorce. For instance, Alaska, California, and Illinois are among states that have enacted laws giving judges leeway to consider pets’ best interest, not unlike what they do for children. A bill is pending in New York state to take the same approach. Yet Florida looks at pets as personal property. There is a need for changes in laws explicitly addressing the interests of pets. Rebecca Palmer talks with Good Day Orlando on 7/5/2021 about this and the legal considerations for a pet prenup.

“A pet prenup is something to really think about and agree on what’s going to happen in the event of a divorce,” says Palmer. “It is important to have the difficult conversations up front instead of later on.”

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