Our pets are family to us. They are more than just property, they are our loyal companions and are irreplaceable in our lives. Pets are often the first thing to come to many peoples’ minds when they are in the midst of a divorce, as losing access or custody to your pet can feel like losing access or custody of a child.
At Boudreaux | Hunter & Associates, LLC, our Houston divorce lawyers know how frustrating it can be to have to split a number of things with your ex when you are ending your marriage – especially your fur baby. Because the state of Texas views your pet as community property, it can come as a surprise to most that you may have to prove ownership in order to have your pet viewed as more than just property to be shared or awarded.
The following are examples in which you can avoid having to share custody for your pet:
- Items that prove the pet belongs to you and only you, such as bills of sale, veterinary bills, and other proper documentation
- Proof that you owned your pet prior to the marriage
- Evidence your pet was given to you as a gift during the marriage
- Or documentation showing the pet was bequeathed to you, or given to you through a will
Contact Our Houston Divorce Lawyers Today
Every divorce is different, which means you need to enlist the help of a skilled and knowledgeable Houston divorce lawyer to ensure your rights are taken care of. Whether you, or someone you know, is facing concerns about pet custody or any other aspects of divorce, the team at Boudreaux | Hunter & Associates, LLC can offer you comprehensive legal counsel and representation. We believe in providing you with the most informative, compassionate, and capable legal services in Houston.
Reach out to our firm at your earliest convenience by calling us at (713) 766-6283.