Is there a right to dog contact after a break?
Not only because of children, there is custody battle: A judge had to mediate between divorced. It was about whether the woman has a right to deal with the dog even after the divorce.
A dispute over a Labradorhündin has a divorced ex-couple to the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart carried. The judges said the animal in a resolution to the man and said that the woman has no claim to handling the dog. Because from a contract with the Tierhilfeverein the man emerges as the sole owner.
What’s behind the court decision
The couple had bought the dog shortly before his wedding. The fact that the complainant wants to have looked after the animal like a child does not change the ownership, explains the Chairwoman. According to the Higher Regional Court, the allocation of an animal after the divorce is based on the regulation for household objects. Only in the case of joint ownership would a transfer to the ex-wife be envisaged.
Even a legal claim to the regulation of a right of access with the dog does not exist. The Family Court Sigmaringen had come to the same conclusion in the first instance. The woman had filed a complaint. An appeal to the Federal Court against the current decision was not allowed.