Determining Who Keeps the Pets after a Divorce

Uncontested Divorce Mediation

Posted August 17, 2016

Pet Custody after a Divorce - Denver Divorce Mediation - Split SimpleFor many animal lovers, a dog or a cat isn't just a pet. It's a member of the family. So you can imagine the stress and drama that ensues when two animal lovers share a pet, then get divorced. Who will keep the animal? How will you make that determination?

Split Simple's uncontested divorce process might not have been crafted with pet custody in mind, but our proven divorce mediation system is perfect for contentious issues like these. Losing a pet is tough. Having your pet given to your ex-spouse as the result of a court edict is galling.

Divorce mediation through Split Simple will allow you and your spouse to sit down at a table together and work out the difficult issues, including who will keep the pet(s) after your divorce. We understand this is a significant issue, and we will treat it with the seriousness it deserves.

We will work with both parties to examine ownership records and the history of the pet's acquisition and care. Whose name is on those records? Who owned the pet first? These are important questions.

But we will also go beyond the bare facts and work with both parties to find fair, equitable solutions, up to and including shared custody plans for your beloved pet. We'll also work out cost-sharing agreements, as well as decision-making mechanisms for those tough choices you'll have to make later in the pet's life about the wisdom of further care.

At Split Simple, we care about the issues that are important to you. If you're looking for an experienced attorney-mediator in the Denver, Colorado area with ample experience in divorce cases and a proven track record of working through tough issues, please call Split Simple today at 855-665-9920 for a free consultation.