While pets are cherished members of the family, divorce law has historically treated them as personal property.
Now a state law in Illinois allows the Court to provide for the custody, visitation and support of FiFi.
Illinois is following a similar law in Alaska. These states are somewhat a trend setter as far as having a formal law. In Mississippi, your pet is still personal property, however Agreements routinely address Custody and Support issues regarding the most loyal member of the family.
Matthew Thompson is a child custody attorney in Mississippi.