So what would count as “pets that you will need to consider as part of this divorce action?”


  • Pets you and your spouse acquired during the marriage together
  • Pets one spouse gave to the other as a gift during the marriage–even though the pet was a gift, it was given by one spouse to the other during the marriage, it is still presumed to be marital property.
  • Pets you or your spouse acquired before the marriage together, but 1) on which marital funds were spent for its care and maintenance and/or 2) that the other spouse helped take care of.