Here is a link to an article I wrote last year in relation to the treatment of pets in financial disputes following divorce. You may be surprised to learn that our beloved pets are treated in much the same way as the dining room table or the television: a chattel to be divided by agreement. Many of us, however, are far more attached to Fido and Tiddles than other household objects. In many cases couples view their animals as members of the family and, indeed they take on a child-like status. As such arrangements for family pets can be a 'deal-breaker' for many separating parties and they form a lynch-pin to many financial agreements.