A Pet Custody Agreement is a document between two parties to share the custody of a pet. Normally, pet custody agreements are used in the situation where two people used to be in some kind of relationship where they lived together and took care of the animal together but are now moving to live separately and need a written agreement covering the care of the animal. Pet Custody Agreements can be used in case of divorce, in case of two roommates that adopted an animal together, or in any other situation where custody of an animal needs to be worked out between two parties.
These agreements can be used for any type of pet, from a dog to a cat to a hamster. A Pet Custody Agreement will have all of the information the two parties need to divide up care for the animal - often called a "companion animal."
Within these agreements, the parties will lay out the exact determination of custody, including dates of switch-off for the animal and times, so the parties are on the same page about their visitation and responsibilities.
How to use this document
This document will be used when two people need a written record of the custody agreement they've worked out for their pet.
This agreement will have entry points for pertinent identifying details, such as the parties' names and addresses, as well as more in-depth contact information like phone numbers and email addresses. Important characteristics of the visitation will also be included, such as whether one party has primary responsibility, who is responsible for everyday expenses, who is responsible for emergencies, etc.
This agreement will also include all of the important information about the companion animal, such as name, gender, age, and type of animal. There are also optional spaces to include information about the animal's medical needs, if any, as well as other general care information (such as whether the animal has a favorite toy or particular habit).
This Pet Custody Agreement is perfect for parties looking for a robust agreement for the custody of their animal.
Pet Custody Agreements in the United States are not specifically covered by any law but are subject to individual state laws, which cover general contract principles like formation and mutual understanding.
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