Pet Custody In Oregon

Pets Are Involved In An Oregon Divorce

When Child Custody Is An Issue In A Divorce There Are Established Criteria A Judge Will Follow To Determine How Care For Any Children Will Be Split

Oregon Law States That All Domestic Animals Must Have Constant Access To Shelter That Protects Them From The Elements

Portland Has More Dog Parks Per Capita Than Any Other Large Us City And Many People Consider Their Pets To Be Part Of Their Family

Although You May Look At Your Pet As A Family Member, Courts See Pets As Property

Pets Have The Same Legal Status As Other Physical Possessions And Can Come Down To A Simple Monetary Calculation

After A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep A Pet?One Spouse May Agree To Give Up A Pet Or A Pet May Be Exchanged For Another Item Of Similar Value Through Mediation

Although Mediation Spouses May Agree To A Pet Parenting Plan That Outlines Custody And Care, These Agreements Are Not Legally Binding

Spouses Can'T Agree On Pet Custodyif A Judge Is Involved In A Pet Custody Dispute They Will Base Their Decision On The Principle Of Equitable Distribution, Which States That Assets Should Be Divided Fairly Not Necessarily Equally

A Judge Can Consider Whether One Spouse Had The Pet Before Marriage, Put The Most Effort Toward Acquiring The Pet, Or If The Child'S Best Interest Is To Stay With The Pet

If You Lose A Pet, You May Want To Protect Your Interests

If One Spouse Owns The Pets When Entering Into The Marriage Custody Arrangements, It Can Be Worked Out Before Marriage

When Buying A Pet, You And Your Spouse May Create A Parenting Plan Which May Be Taken Into Account In A Divorceiparenting Plans

One Of Our Family Law Attorneys Can Help You Understand The Law And Represent Your Interests If You Are Considering Marriage Or Divorce

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