And the Pets Have It …

A Michigan senator believes divorce runs roughshod, without any consideration – over pets.

Under the current law of most states, pets are relegated to personal property status.

“You want Rover? … I’ll take the silverware then. Deal.”

The senator has sponsored legislation to remedy that, requiring divorcing spouses to list all of their pets and when they were adopted.

Further, it would require the spouses to file a custody plan for the pet with the court – or take the matter up before the judge presiding over their case.

The Michigan senator was reportedly inspired by Wisconsin legislation that he read about.

But most Michigan commentators have criticized the proposed legislation as adding to the problem of too much family court litigation rather than helping solve the problem.

Oddly enough, the senator does not have a pet. He must think he has a lot of pet lovers among his constituency …

Read more in this Grand Rapids Press article: Bill dictates pet custody in divorce cases.