Pets in divorce

The welfare of the companion animal as a family member is paramount when deciding which party in divorce should care for the animal in the future. Parties should make their decisions in a business-like and commonsense manner and put aside any animosity if that is at all possible. This is by far the best way to proceed. To let lawyers and the court decide on behalf of the parties is a model of failure and works against the welfare of children and companion animals.