Pre-nuptial Agreement For PetsMon June 25th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm
Even if you don’t have one for your Marriage Relationship, please have one for your Pets!
WRITING UP A PET-NUP AGREEMENT IS SIMPLE...
WHEN YOU WANT TO GET A NEW PUPPY, KITTEN OR AN ADULT DOG OR CAT, JUST THINK IT THROUGH FIRST; especially if you are very much in love and want to continue to have a healthy relationship. If something changes you need to remember it is not the pet’s fault. They still love their family and respect you as their pack leader.
I saw a court battle over the dogs in a divorce. It would have been very simple for the couple to end this relationship without hurting one another through the dogs, other pets or children if they had thought more about being kind to the others involved instead of trying to get back at each other.
If children are in the picture, please remember they will be affected even more if they also lose their pets. If Dad moves out and takes his dog but Mother and Dad end up sharing custody of the children, the kids know they will still see their pets as well as both their parents. Isn’t this more important than petty revenge?
Get your Pet-Nup in writing while everything is going well so it can’t be used against you if things change. Be sure to notarize this document so it will stand up in any legal hassle. Too many dogs and other pets lose out when relationships go south.
Make arrangements now.
1. The agreement must be in writing (oral pre-nups are generally unenforceable)
2. It must be executed voluntarily
3. Full and/or fair disclosure at the time of execution
4. The agreement cannot be unconscionable
5. It must be executed by both parties (not their attorneys) "in the manner required for a deed to be recorded", known as an acknowledgment, before a notary public.