Whether you're getting a divorce or simply moving out of your current home, one of the most difficult decisions to make is what to do with your dogs. In California, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the custody of dogs.
Here's what you need to know.
If you and your ex can't come to a peaceful agreement about who will get custody of the dog, then your next step is to head to court.
During your hearing in court, both you and your ex will have the chance to present evidence and make your case for why you should get custody of the dog. Bring as much evidence to us during our consultation and we can help you sift through what you should bring or what we recommend you obtain. There’s not usually too much evidence involved, but sometimes it can help push the case forward a bit easier and faster.
The judge will then decide based on what they believe is in the best interest of the animal. Remember, you'll still want to dress and act professionally. After all, you are trying to convince a judge that you are the best person to care for this animal.
While going to court may seem like a hassle, it's important to remember that you're doing this for the sake of your pet. They deserve to have a happy and healthy life, and you're the one who can provide that for them. So, don't be afraid to fight for what's right. Your furry friend will thank you for it.
Custody battles, whether for children or pets, are never easy. But at the end of the day, you have to do what's best for everyone involved. If you're struggling to decide what to do with your pet, we can help. We'll take the time to get to know you and your situation so that we can make the best recommendation for you.
Give us a call today to set up a consultation. We'll help you through this tough time so that you can focus on what's really important: your dog. They deserve the very best, and we'll make sure they get it.