How is Pet Custody in New York determined?
This new law requires the court to apply many of the same factors in determining the custody of pets as it applies in determining custody of a child. Scroll down to learn more.
What are the different possible options?
Couples choose to share their pet on, for example, two weeks on and two weeks off basis. Others may find that one partner solely looking after the pet works best.
Some of the factors to determine custody could be:
- The quality of the home environment.
- The level of parental/owner guidance.
- The particular needs of the pet.
- The pet’s preference.
Animals were domesticated for utility purposes. However, the relationship between animals and humans has evolved to focus on the companionship that an animal provides.