Can a pet be considered a ‘family member’ during a divorce?
At the moment UK law states that pets are treated as ‘chattels’ – which basically means that they’re given the same status as a fridge, sofa or table!
There are arguments for this to change – indeed Spain recently passed a new law to make pets official family members – but certainly nothing will happen in the UK for the forseeable future.
What happens if you decide to separate or divorce from your partner? Who gets the pet?
When you’re dealing…