Split Custody of Dog Ordered in Maryland Divorce Case

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This subject always fascinates me, but not for the reasons you may think. What surprises me is that so many non-dog people think we are crazy to fight for our furry friends when a relationship goes south. I do struggle with the following: there could emerge a sort of standard 50/50 arrangement that judges use by default – especially in certain states. But say you enter a marriage with a dog you’ve had for years, and that marriage fails after only a couple of years. A 50/50 split would not seem fair.

Also keep in mind that if we men are dogs, (as is often claimed on the cover of Cosmo) we may have an unfair advantage in court. 😉

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11 thoughts on “Split Custody of Dog Ordered in Maryland Divorce Case”

  1. I believe that, much like with children, if you enter into a marriage with a dog already belonging to you, you would exit the relationship with sole responsibility and ownership of the dog. Much like you would if you already had children from a previous relationship, you would exit the relationship with the children. Your new relationship would have little to no claim in the event of a split since you entered into the relationship with the dog (or kids).


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