Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement, more commonly known as a “prenup.” Now, some soon-to-be married couples are entering into what is being called a “petnup”, which is a prenuptial agreement involving pets.
A petnup will determine what happens with a pet if a couple divorces or separates. Similar to a prenup, a petnup is a written agreement that a couple will sign before they get married (although, like a post-nuptial agreement, an agreement could also be signed after marriage).
A petnup is recommended because it allows a couple to determine the fate of their dog, cat or other pet prior to a potential divorce, when emotions are high. A petnup will also allow a couple to avoid having a Judge make a decision about their loved pet. A petnup will also save a couple litigation fees.
David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. has years of experience in drafting prenups and is now helping soon-to-be-married couples in drafting petnups. If you are getting married and are concerned about who will get your pet, David Badanes can help you with a petnup. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and in Uniondale, Nassau County. Call (631) 239-1702 to schedule your FREE consultation.