Separation and divorce are a stressful time for you and your family. There is no question about it. What about the pets? Do they feel this stress? How do you decide what is best for them?
Legally, depending on your area of jurisdiction, your pets may be seen as property. If you and your ex-spouse fight over the dog(s) or cat(s) and where they go, you may be surprised to see how the courts deal with it.
In family mediation, however, you and the other party can make customized decisions for your pets that you may not be able to get in a court. In mediation, questions can be asked and answered that a court may not have the time for. In mediation, you can really think about what you think is best for your pet.
With a skilled family mediator, you and the other party can determine what is best for your pets. You can think outside the box. You can tailor it to what your pet and the rest of your family needs.
Whether it be for a dog, cat, parrot, or other pet, if you want to stay out of court, family mediation may be a good solution. Please contact Whitaker Mediation Ltd. for a free consultation, and discuss your needs and see if it is right for your family.