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Shared Pet Care Agreement

Going through a separation or divorce is painful. Apart from the emotional upheaval you need to work out how to divide property or who gets custody of the kids. But one of the lesser-known challenges is determining which party will get to keep the family pet.

Family Law legislation offers little guidance when it comes to pets and case law has established that pets should be treated as property and fairly distributed between the parties.

Understandably, some people disagree with the idea that pets are property and there are moves afoot to challenge that opinion – see our article – Fur-ever friends: Who gets custody of the family pet in a divorce or separation?

Making the best decision for you, your family and your pet

There’s no doubt that being able to make amicable arrangements about the care of a shared pet results in a WIN/WIN situation for all involved. Neither partner has to lose their connection to a beloved pet and shared care can make daily life simpler.

But how do you come to an arrangement that is reliable and easily understood?

That’s where a written document comes to the fore! By sitting down with your ex and nutting out the details, you both have a plan you can rely upon – which saves many arguments and misunderstandings down the track.

Our Shared Pet Care Agreement covers all the pet care areas that you need to consider, and you can easily edit to suit your families individual needs.

It includes the following provisions:

  • care and visitation
  • unusual schedule
  • proper care of the pet
  • expenses
  • insurance
  • pet identification and registration
  • end of life decisions
  • abandonment/relinquishment

Sample Page of the Shared Pet Care Agreement

Sample page Shared Pet Care Agreement

Sample page of the Shared Pet Care Agreement

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Your professionally drafted, easy to use Shared Pet Care Agreement is available for immediate download. The document comes to you as a Microsoft Word template that can be used as often as you like. Simply insert the correct information in the appropriate field and tab to the next. Now print your professional agreement!

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