A beloved pet can bring many years of joy to a Florida household, and months of disputes if the owners divorce. For one well-known Hollywood couple going through a breakup, issues related to their three dogs became more contentious than the division of property or the custody of their daughter. Many attorneys are seeing pet custody as a new wrinkle in the often-messy legal tangles of divorce and marital settlements.
Florida spouses may have a variety of assets that they must distribute during the course of their divorce. One issue that is becoming a more common and contentious matter in the property division process is the disposition of the family pet.