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New law: Alaska pet custody law

HomeAlaska NewsNew law: Alaska pet custody law

Divorce cases involve a lot of stress emotionally, socially, and financially.

There is a splitting of property, house, child custody, and other norms associated.

But, if you have a pet, with whom will it stay? Indeed, no law governs the same until the recent Alaska pet custody law.

What do they want?

So far, Alaska pet custody law battles have been passionate and wacky.

Parties involved often wanted to avail custody, visitation, and even financial support for the pet, which was needful.

There have been people who wanted pets to stay with their children. However, others remained with the individuals who purchased them.

And yet again, there have been people who want the pet to be with the primary caretaker.

It becomes tedious, primarily when the purchasing of the pet pursue with the shared money.

What is Changed?

Hence, recently, there has been an amendment in the Alaska divorce statutes.

It witnesses a pioneering wave in the world of animal law.

  • This amendment has made Alaska the primary state in the country, requiring courts to consider the well-being of the animals.
  • It will, in turn, empower judges to assign the joint custody of pets, whether dogs, cats, or birds.
  • Liz Vazquez (R) and Max Gruenberg (the late representative) have sponsored the Alaska amendment.
  • By the Alaska bill, it allows courts to include pets in domestic violence protective orders.
  • It will thus require the pet owners of the pets seized in cruelty to cover the entire cost of the shelter.

It witnesses an imperative turn in law.

By the Animal law experts, this deems as “groundbreaking.”


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