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Hi! My friend is entering one year drug rehab. He is in the process of divorce, not yet finalized. Wife is demanding custody of 2 pets, which were under his care when she left. Can sha do this? The pets were never neglected or harmed.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

PA

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Pre divorce preliminary papers, in which he was granted custody. The initial 3 month waiting papers have not been signed yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, I don’t think so. Lawyer hasn’t been fully paid yet.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Hello; does the rehab program allow pets? If not does he have a proposal as to who will care for them in lieu of the wife?

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