Pet Prenups: So who gets the pet?

Pets are important! More today than ever.

Consideration of the care and shared enjoyment of a family pet is something that can easily be addressed as part of a Maryland Prenuptial Agreement. From a recent November article on the subject -

“A breakup or a divorce is hard enough as it is, but what happens when there’s a pet involved? That’s where pet prenups come in.

It may seem silly but many people are now resorting to legal agreements to answer the question: Who gets the pet? Experts said it’s a good idea for couples to consider such an agreement while a relationship is still good.

From common animals like cats and dogs to more exotic ones, many people consider their pets as part of the family. They’re even treated like children.

“People are getting married much later, they’re having fewer children, and instead, they’re transferring that emotional attachment to pets,” Assaf said.

Assaf said that although suggesting a legal agreement can put a damper on a relationship, it can prevent heartache.

“It is also the mature and appropriate thing to do, and it avoids a very nasty battle down the road,” he said.”

The full article is here.

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