Recently, California changed the proceedings for divorcing pet owners by passing Assembly Bill 2274. Whereas the state before treated dogs and cats as part of the assets divided between the two parties, it now authorizes the court to assign sole or joint ownership of the animal after considering several factors between both parents. Essentially, pet custody just became more like child custody.
As the state now recognizes the importance of divorcee pet ownership in the courtroom, it is time for you to do so as well. You must consider if fighting for your dog in the proceedings is worth the time and the impact having one would take after your separation is finalized. To do so, you have to see which advantages on which side would ultimately more beneficial for your immediate and far future.