Family Pets – What happens to your pet during separation or divorce?
61% of households in Australia own pets, According to Animal Medicines Australia, and most people consider their dog or cat as a member of their family . So what happens when the family is broken up through divorce or separation. Who has custody over their pets and how is this decided by Australian courts? Family Law in Australia is broken down into two main parts - division of property and matters affecting children. No category for pets! So how is this issue resolved. Ar