Pet Custody

Pet Custody After Your Divorce

Many people are concerned about the care and well-being of their pets in the event of a divorce. Unfortunately, many divorce settlements overlook or do not adequately address these issues. To ensure that pets are looked after properly, pet custody agreements can be created to outline these provisions.

At the law firm of Marrs & Terry, PLLC, in Ann Arbor, our lawyers understand that pets are often as important or more important to our clients as their assets. When properly drafted, pet custody agreements will ensure that your pets are taken care of and that your wishes for your pets are carried out, including what people and/or organizations you want to be involved.

For an initial consultation in Michigan, contact us at Marrs & Terry to make an appointment. Discuss the needs of your family with our lawyers and create a plan that works.

How Can You Determine Pet Custody?

Pet custody is similar to child custody in that both parents may be given joint custody or one parent may be given primary custody. Parenting time may be included in a pet custody agreement, as well as provisions for legal custody, which determines who can make decisions about the pet, such as taking the pet to the veterinarian.

Our pet custody lawyers can provide guidance to you no matter what animal you own, including:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Reptiles
  • Parrots
  • Any other pets

We are also experienced in creating pet trusts, which allow you to plan for the care of your animals should anything unexpected happen to you.

Your Pets Are Important. Contact Us To Protect Them.

The family law attorneys of Marrs & Terry, PLLC, can help you arrive at a pet custody agreement or design a pet trust that meets your needs and wishes. Call us toll free at 734-663-0555 or e-mail the law firm to schedule a consultation.