Pet Custody in Divorce

In West Virginia, currently pets are considered personal property and once the pet is awarded to one party or the other, there is no support for the pet or a right to modify the decision. If there is an agreement there is no current case law that state a Family Court can enforce the agreement. However, the parties may enter into a contract regarding the care and custody of the animal under general contract principles which, in this State would require the parties to file a breach of contract case in circuit court.

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