Chattanooga Family Law Firm Helps Residents Keep Their Pets In A Divorce

Chattanooga, TN – Divorce proceedings can become emotionally charged, especially in cases where the husband and wife cannot agree on anything, including who should keep the pets. Conner & Roberts, PLLC is skilled at helping such warring individuals come to an agreement on such things as the division of assets and property, and the ownership of pets. Many Chattanooga residents claim that their pets are a part of their family, but many don’t take their furry friends into consideration when going through a divorce.

According to Amelia Roberts, who founded the law firm together with Lisa Conner, “we discovered that most clients who visit us don’t talk about their pets.” She said, “we were astonished at this trend. Most clients only focus on the houses, cars, assets and children, and many are unable to focus on much more than the fact of the divorce. We, therefore, decided to make it routine to ask our clients if they have pets when claiming their assets. We know that divorce is often an emotional situation, and we’ve made it our goal to help our clients understand and protect their legal rights and what assets they are entitled to.”

The fight for custody of pets can be just as nasty as the one for children between a man and wife on the verge of divorcing. In such instances, it’s important for clients to hire lawyers who understand what the Tennessee divorce laws have to say about pets. A good attorney argues before the court purely to ensure that the pets continue receiving the protection, care and love they need from their owners, just as they would with children suffering the effects of a divorce.

Today, it’s common for families to consider their pets as part of the household. Under Tennessee law, pets are considered personal property, and are therefore just one of the many assets that divorcing couples need to consider. Since they are personal property, the pets don’t go through tests to determine issues such as custodial or visitation rights, which children would be subject to. Consequently, the fight for custody of the pets can turn nasty if one party targets the love the other person has for the four-legged animal as the basis for waging a personal fight with him/her, as can often happen both in and out of the courtroom.

Where the two parties can’t agree by themselves, the court will make the decision for them. If the court has to step in, the person who cares for the pet often by feeding it, giving it clean drinking water, taking it to the vet and showing affection to the four-legged animal would need to prove all this. When going through a divorce, it’s important for a person to understand their rights, and to have a skilled team of attorneys on their side who are going to fight to protect those rights. Specializing in divorce and family law, Conner & Roberts, PLLC provides Chattanooga residents faced with divorce with the knowledge and experience they need to retain their assets, property, and even their beloved pets.

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Conner & Roberts, PLLC is located at 4115 North Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37411 and can be reached by calling (423) 266-2144 or visiting the website

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Company Name: Conner & Roberts, PLLC
Contact Person: Amelia Roberts
Phone: (423) 266-2144
Address:4115 North Terrace
City: Chattanooga
State: TN
Country: United States