When it comes to pets, I take this very seriously with my couples. People often get quite emotional about them for all the reasons we pet owners know. The notion that one spouse has to leave his or her pet behind because they may be moving into a rental apartment or condo where pets are not permitted can be very upsetting. In many cases, more discourse centers around the family pet than around the division of household property (furniture, etc.) or even marital financial assets!
When your world is falling apart, the comfort that only your animal can give you – that unconditional love – can be everything. Read the rest of Ada’s article to learn how she helps couples develop plans for taking care of family pets after divorce.