Fur is flying over who gets to keep the pets

25 Sep 2017

BLM's Claire Thomas has authored today's legal column for The Scotsman and discusses the common issue of who gets to keep the pet(s) in a divorce scenario.

In her article, published today Claire has explained the legal implications of disagreements over who will keep the family dog where a couple are separating or getting divorced, where there is no overriding agreement in place. She said: "In Scots law, pets are treated as the personal property of the person who purchased the animal. Courts do not generally make decisions on personal property and tend to urge the parties to agree division. Unlike household goods purchased during a marriage or cohabitation, there is no presumption of an equal share in pets."

To read Claire's full article as published in today's The Scotsman, please click here.

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