As a dog lover, it may be difficult to consider the family dog as an asset to be "divided" in a divorce. You may be surprised to learn that most family law courts consider your beloved canine to be classified as personal property. In 2012, over 1/3 of American families owned at least one dog, nearly 70 million dogs. As roughly half of all marriages fail, decisions need to be made for millions of dogs. Our firm has handled many divorce cases involving dogs.