If you have a dog, you are in good company. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that almost 40% of U.S. households have at least one dog, and a quarter have a cat. If you are thinking about divorcing your spouse, you likely know that you must divide marital assets. What happens to your furry friend, though?
In the Centennial State, divorcing spouses receive an equitable share of marital wealth. While this standard does not guarantee an even 50/50 split of everything that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own, it should leave you with a fair share. Because dogs are living animals, however, you simply cannot physically split them into two equitable pieces. Therefore, you must know how Colorado divorce law treats dogs, cats and other companion animals.