Ending a marriage does not have to be a messy, contentious affair. In fact, many Ohio couples hope to remain on friendly terms, whether for their children or simply because they appreciate each other's friendship. Although popular media often portrays couples battling it out over property, support payments and other matters, you can reach the same results -- ending your marriage -- through dissolution.
Whether couples carefully selected a breeder and the pick of the litter or went down to their local animal shelter to bring home a pet on the short list for euthanasia, there is little denying how much pets mean to their owners. Unfortunately, this deep love of pets complicates divorce. In fact, many divorcing couples in Ohio are surprised to learn that their animals are handled during property division and not in a process similar to child custody.