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Pets And Illinois Divorce

Barrington Divorce Attorney | Protecting Pet Ownership Interests during Divorce

You have spent so much time and effort caring for your pets. If you are contemplating the filing of a divorce action or if you have already been served, consider Richard W. Culver, Ltd. to help protect your legal rights and interests in connection with your pets or animals. With so much at stake, consider six benefits of hiring a Barrington divorce attorney.

Concerning pets and divorce, you may be wondering some of the following questions: In Illinois, can pets or animals be considered the marital property of the parties? Which party will keep or retain which pets? After the divorce, who will be responsible for paying the animal's expenses, including food, shelter, and medical care? Experienced divorce attorney Blake Austin Culver at Richard W. Culver, Ltd., we can help answer your questions concerning arrangements for pets/animals during the divorce process, and Blake can help evaluate your specific situation.

Arrangements for Pets during the Divorce Process:

At this time in Illinois, and under certain circumstances, pets, such as cats and dogs, may be considered the marital property of the parties, subject to property arrangements in divorce cases.

Legal, financial, and emotional issues concerning pets, when considered marital property, may arise during the divorce process regarding the following: The keeping and retaining of each pet; the responsibility for food, shelter, and the day-to-day care expenses for each pet; the responsibility for the health care expenses of each pet; and the entitlement to any offspring from each pet.

Contact a Divorce Lawyer at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. in Barrington, Illinois

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to arrangements for pets and divorce, call 847-382-2900 or complete the online contact form to arrange a confidential consultation at Richard W. Culver, Ltd. Evening and weekend appointments are available in order to accommodate clients' schedules. Review seven tips for your initial consultation with an Illinois divorce attorney.