ny pet owner knows and understands that pets are like family. We might even love some of our pets more than family. When it comes time to get divorced, deciding what to do with pets can be an extremely difficult decision.

Under Texas law, pets are considered property. This means that, technically, the Court should award a pet to one spouse or the other.

Sometimes, one spouse will receive a pet as a gift from the other spouse. Or one spouse may have owned the pet before marriage. In these instances, the pet will be the separate property of that spouse. If the pet is not separate property, the Court must decide which spouse will be awarded the pet.

Spouses can always agree to a shared pet visitation schedule, but it is unlikely a court will require this over the objection of one party.

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