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Who Gets The Dog After A Break-up?

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I’m not exactly a “pet person” so the idea of having to figure out pet custody seems a little ridiculous to me. That said, I do understand that many people have deep and strong relationships with their pets and things can get complicated when a pet is shared with a significant other, especially when that relationship ends.

There are a few ways to handle the situation. If you’ve had an amicable break-up with your partner, you can come to an agreement outside of the court walls. Maybe one person takes the dog on weekends and the other, who works in a dog-friendly office, takes the dog during the week.

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If you can’t come to an agreement, you may need to get a lawyer. Seriously. But before you take legal action, consider the negative repercussions of doing so: court fees, lawyer fees, an unhappy dog that’s caught-in-the-middle…

Here is a list of all things to consider as you determine the best path forward with your ex.

(Judge) Jimmy Kimmel presided over a nasty custody case for dog, Shasta. Take a look and see if a court battle is worth it. Have you had to battle for pet custody? Share your story in the comments.

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