Are your kids of the four-legged kind? A pet prenup is for you

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Are your kids of the four-legged kind? A pet prenup is for you

More divorcing celebrities are pledging to remain loyal ‘pet parents’. Perhaps we should take note

Flic Everett

Under the dispassionate eye of divorce law, dogs are considered “chattels” – unlike children, the court won’t decide where it is in their best interests to live post-split – they are simply treated as shared goods. But, as a raft of recent celebrity break-ups has highlighted, it’s no good packing up the terrier along with the broken radio alarm and the back copies of Wired.

While a Marie Kondo-style decluttering of possessions may be welcome, almost nobody wants to say goodbye to their beloved pets.

This week, Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks split with her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend. They released a charmingly optimistic joint statement: “We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared, and will always work together to raise our two beautiful dogs.”..

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