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More Couples Are Signing "Pet Prenups" Before Marriage

Prenups are a popular, and practical, means of protecting kids and assets, but a growing number of pet owners are throwing the family dog (or cat) into the document, too. Via: Family pet

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    According to ABC News, more and more pet-owners — especially millennials, many of whom are marrying later and remain children of divorce themselves — consider pet pre-nuptials pretty much essential to a modern union.

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    Just like with real babies, these legally binding documents can layout plans for sole/joint custody arrangement, parental support, veterinary care, and even offer roadmaps in case of medical crisis.

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    Some arrangements even call for kids and pets to move between recently-divided households together, allowing both to draw strength and support from their emotional bond.


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    Attorneys report a growing trend in pet prenups over the years, as increasing numbers of clients recognize the value in planning ahead.

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     Pet prenups can offer conscientious pet owners important peace of mind, and can help avoid future showdowns. Attorneys also find pet prenups a useful means of protecting clients from manipulative former spouses determined to exploit their client's emotional attachment to the family pet for financial gain.

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