Many Houston residents enjoy having a pet. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 44 percent of Texas residents own a dog. In the United States, 62 percent of households have at least one pet. Pets are beloved family members that often get mixed up in a divorce settlement. So how are pets handled in a divorce?
There is a good chance that a couple going through a divorce has a pet. In some cases one spouse is more attached to the animal, which makes it easy to decide who gets to keep it. Or one spouse may be moving to a place that doesn't allow animals. There are times that both spouses want to keep the animal, which can result in a traumatizing situation.