Prenuptial Agreements for Pets

Following high profile cases involving English celebrities Nicole Appleton/Liam Gallagher and Charles Sataatchi/Nigella Lawson, more and more couples are now considering entering into a pet prenuptial agreement to resolve who retains custody of pets in the event of a split reports The Telegraph.

As pets are considered “property” of the couple they can form part of a prenuptial agreement, unlike child custody which is considered a separate issue. However many couples often think of pets as being like children, and this can in fact be one of the most stressful things to decide when a relationship breaks down, with 1/5 couples reporting it is as stressful as deciding child custody arrangements.

Stories of more and more  couples  in courts fighting over access rights to the pet are becoming more common place, and some are demanding maintenance for their pampered pooch.

A Thailand prenuptial agreement is null and void unless it is officially registered in Thailand before the marriage. In the US and other western countries, it is generally a private agreement between parties and is not registered with the government.

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