Pet visitation schedules in divorce cases are not explicitly addressed in Missouri. That being said, Pets are considered property, and visitation arrangements for pets are generally treated as part of the property division process.
In divorces, couples can negotiate and include specific terms regarding the care and visitation of pets in their settlement agreements. It is advisable for both parties to work together and come to an agreement that considers the best interests of the pet. If an agreement cannot be reached, the court may treat the pet as marital property and decide its ownership as part of the overall property division.
Since laws can change, it’s crucial to consult with a family law attorney in Missouri for the most up-to-date information and advice tailored to your specific situation. Legal professionals can help guide you through the process and assist in negotiating terms that consider the well-being of the pet and the interests of both parties involved.Top of Form
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