Increasingly, New York divorce judges are finding that pets are not property to be distributed, but loving family members who provide comfort and emotional support to both parties.
While New York courts don’t evaluate pet custody issues at the same level as child custody matters, a standard is evolving that allows judges to consider what’s “best for all concerned.”
This is a relatively new innovation in the law, and it’s impossible to say how a particular judge might decide a given case when it comes to deciding where a companion animal will live when a couple divorces.
It is always best to decide these matters between yourselves.
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