What happens to our pets if I separate from my partner?

In most circumstances people are able to come to an agreement about who should keep the pets following a separation. However, if this is not the case then the pets are treated as family chattels and are subject to equal sharing rules under the Property (Relationships) Act. The Courts will decide on who is best suited to keep the pets, however this will depend on the particular facts of your situation.

For further advice, please make an appointment with Malcolm McKenzie or Scott Donaldson.

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