In a recent post, we suggest you plan for custody of beloved pets in your final divorce decree. A recent New York Times article goes further and recommends that couples planning to marry create a “pet-nup.” A pet-nup is like it sounds – a prenuptial agreement stating in advance who gets the family pets if a marriage fails.
Why would you need a pet-nup? Texas law categorizes pets as property. Until Texas recognizes pets as something other than just a “thing” to be divided evenly, consider deciding in advance who will care for beloved animals post-divorce. If we can help, give us a call at 469.676.6644 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This site also has a good overview of handling custody of your pets during a divorce.