Planning on getting married? Getting a prenuptial agreement (a/k/a a prenup)? If you have pets considering adding provisions regarding your shared pets (a prepup)! As the incidence of disputes over shared custody of pets continues to rise, thinking about how the pets would be shared in the event of a split is a good decision.
Far too often, couples fail to address how the pets will be handled in the event of a breakup only to find out that their "ass-umption" about what would happen is wrong. Pets are not furniture, they are beloved members of our family and they deserve to be treated with the same consideration as our children.
Want more information about the current state of pet custody? Here's a case that demonstrates the courts are taking a harder look at this issue. Better to create your own solution than to leave something this important to the decision making power of the courts.
Pets increasingly at center of divorce battles