Visitation with Pet Denied to Legally Separated Wife

German Husband and Wife have a Dog, which they adopted together during their marriage.

Husband and Wife legally separate.

Husband and Wife agree that Dog will live with Husband.

Wife, however, wants to visit Dog twice a week.

Husband opposes that.

A German appellate court takes Husband’s side, ruling that legally separated or divorcing spouses have no rights to visitation or timesharing with pets of the marriage.

The German ruling is consistent with the law regarding visitation with pets prevailing in the United States.

Read more in this Expatica article: A separated spouse has no right to see pets: German court.

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