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Divorce – who keeps the family pet?

Pets can be a big part of family life, but when relationships begin to break down a difficult question can arise as to who gets custody of the beloved dog, cat, or even hamster! In England and Wales, pets are regarded as property belonging to the couple, and if an agreement can’t be reached it would be left to the court to decide who should have care of the pet.

Contact us today for help and guidance on how pets, or other family assets, may be distributed in a divorce. 01543442100 or

***Photo courtesy of one of our staff members very handsome cats

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