Alaskan Pet Custody Attorney
Alaska is the 1st state in the country to pass laws relating to the custody and support of pets. A majority of people consider pets part of their family, and when the family breaks up due to divorce or separation, the courts can now address the well-being of the parties’ pets as part of that case. A party can request placement of the pet with them, as well as financial support from the other party for the care and well-being of the pet. These laws especially protect victims of domestic violence, as studies show that perpetrators of domestic violence frequently use the parties’ pets as tools of power and control over the victim. Nyquist Law Group is on the forefront of bringing pet custody issues before the courts in divorce, separation, and domestic violence cases. If you have questions regarding custody or support for your pet, call to schedule a consultation.
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