谁得到了宠物?

Pet_Custody_Case

大多数宠物主人认为他们的宠物是他们家庭的一员而不仅仅是另一块财产。

通常情况下,当您与配偶分开时,宠物被视为财产,因此在您的家庭法案件中,您可能会在整体财产分割范围内分割。因此,宠物将遵守物权法原则 离婚法案 家庭法法案.

这意味着在不列颠哥伦比亚省,法院在回答“谁得到宠物?”的问题时会考虑以下问题。

  1. 谁购买了宠物?
  2. 宠物是送给其中一方的礼物吗?
  3. 谁支付了与宠物有关的大部分费用?
  4. 其中一方是宠物的注册所有者吗?
  5. 自双方分居以来,谁拥有和/或照顾宠物?
  6. 谁主要参与宠物的早期训练?
  7. 谁主要参与宠物的日常护理?

此外,法院明确表示:

(a)  Pets will not be treated in a manner such as children;

(b)  Courts are unlikely to consider interim applications for pet possession;

(c)  Canadian Courts are unlikely to find that joint sharing or some form of constructive trust remedy is apt;

(d)  that pets are a variant of personal property;

正如您所看到的,当法院考虑“谁得到宠物”的问题时,问题更多地与真正的所有者是谁有关,而不是对您和宠物最合适的安排。如果您和您的前伴侣都希望继续参与您的宠物生活,那么最好通过同意令或分居协议的形式通过同意解决您的宠物监护权纠纷。这是因为法官倾向于确保各方的某种终结性,同时尽量减少未来冲突的可能性。因为在法律规定,宠物被视为财产,因此法官不太可能下令对您的宠物进行某种形式的共享或共同监护。

然而,最近的决定对现状提出了挑战。纽芬兰和拉布拉多上诉法院案, 贝克诉哈米娜 2018 NLCA 15, involves a Bernese-poodle mix, Mya, who was “treated as a family member”. The couple had moved in together a short time after purchasing the dog, but when the couple separated a legal battle began over who got to keep her. Although In the end, the majority of the court considered the status quo property argument, Justice Lois Hoegg dissented in part, describing the issue of who owns Mya as being more complex than simply who bought her. Justice Lois Hoegg considered questions like:

  • 在关系中获得了动物吗?

 

  • 谁负担了动物的照顾和安慰的负担?

 

  • 谁支付了动物的保养费?

 

  • 谁在乎呢?

 

这可以为未来的案例定下基调。

总之,Velletta&Company当然可以帮助您建立一个处理问题的适当方式,或者继续建立您的法庭案件。 联系我们 今天!

关于作者:

Who Gets the Pet? 1 Velletta Lawyers Victoria BCJade Fraser grew up in Shawnigan Lake and is very proud to call Victoria her home. Before pursuing her education in law, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia obtaining a Bachelor of Science. After living in places such as Saudi Arabia and France, Jade gained a unique set of experiences which contributed to her decision to travel abroad in pursuit of her legal education. Find out more about Jade by clicking 这里