Gone are the days of pets being treated as mere objects because these days, many people view their furry companions as members of the family. Proof can be found in the rise of pet-related custody cases which are increasing according to divorce lawyers.
According to Santa Monica attorney David Pisarra, pet custody cases have increased nearly 15% at his office over the past 5 years.
While pets are considered property in every state of the US, they are no longer being divvied up like household items or furniture. Unfortunately because there are no laws that recognize visitation rights with animals, ex-couples are forced to work out schedules on their own.
This is just another piece of proof that pets really can be members of the family and not “just a dog” or “just a cat” as non-pet owners may think.
Read the full article from Fox News.