A law that went into effect in California on the first of January allows judges to look at dogs of divorce as family members with custody rights instead of the property of the couple.

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A woman takes her ex to court over missed payments for their dog.

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A new law in Alaska dealing with divorce mandates that the well-being of a pet is considered when deciding on who gets custody.

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You’re thinking of taking a big step in your relationship – adopting a dog as a couple.

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Breaking up is hard to do – especially when dogs are involved. What are a couple of exs-to-be do when both want to keep the dogs? The Hairy Dogfathers have the answers.

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Have a pet nuptial plan in place for your pooch if things don’t work out Divorce sucks for everyone involved… unless of course, you’re a lawyer and that’s how you afford your Rolex collection. Divorce is becoming more common these days (over 50 percent and rising), so it’s smart to have a plan in place […]

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It’s not fun, but it’s got to be done. Christina Peden talks about having the “what happens to the dog if we break up talk” with your significant other. You’re thinking about adopting a dog with your significant other, or maybe you’ve already taken the plunge. You’re probably doing all kinds of research — trying […]

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Divorce isn’t easy – especially when pets are involved. If both parties want guardianship of the dog, what options do you have? Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, principal of Hamilton Law and Mediation, takes us through the four steps of the P.E.T.S. Plan – your guide to divorcing with pets. Those of us who live with pets […]

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