Have you separated from your partner and won't let you see your pet?
This situation is increasingly common today, couples who decide not to continue with their romantic relationship, and the member of the relationship, legally owner of the pet, because his name appears on the purchase or adoption papers, decides that his Former partner does not see the pet that has lived with both of them during the period of the romantic relationship that united them, the animal being one more member of the family.
Can we ask for joint custody?
The answer is yes. It is true that currently there is no legislation on this issue, since a bill on this matter is before Congress. In the Proposition of Law, regimes of custody of companion animals are introduced in the event of marital crisis.
But currently, in the first place, an agreement between the parties would be convenient, always betting on the greatest benefit of the pet, which needs the affection of both, since they are living beings endowed with sensitivity.
It is always easier to decide between the two of them which destination the animal is going to have and for what time. At Audacia Abogados we can help you reach an agreement with your ex-partner, always agreeing on the well-being of your loved one.
But what if my ex-partner doesn't want to come to an agreement?
There is jurisprudence, which considers that the mere formal ownership of the pet cannot prevail over the affective bond between the animal and the member of the non-owner relationship. If you took care of the animal during the time of the romantic relationship, thus gaining an emotional bond with it, as if it were a child, you should not give up your pet. We recommend that you contact Audacia Abogados, to advise you and help you recover your furry.