Milton, FL asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida

Q: Going through a divorce. Can we rehome pets before divorce is finalized?

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Rand Scott Lieber
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Pets are considered property in a divorce. Whatever you do, my advice is to inform the other party of your actions. If the two of you agree you can do whatever you like. If the two of you do not agree you could get in trouble with the court for taking unilateral action. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

Destardes Moore
Destardes Moore
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If both parties agree to rehome the pets, you should put the agreement in writing and have it signed by both parties. If you are unable to reach an agreement, you can bring the issue before the court by filing a pre-trial motion or wait until the Judge decides the issue at trial.

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