New CA Law in 2019: The Judge Can Now Decide Who Gets Fido

In California, as of January 1, 2019, a judge may make “custody” orders regarding your pet. (AB-2274). This change in the law means that pets are no longer treated exclusively as property to be divided in divorce; they are instead treated more like people, and custody is given to the owner deemed most fit to “care” for the dog, cat or even, iguana. While both parties might equally love the pet, the judge will likely take several factors into account: Who walks the pet? Who feeds the pet? Who plays with the pet? Who most regularly takes the pet to veterinarian, trainer or to other appointments? Has one party ever harmed the pet? Has one party every been cruel to…

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