As a Long Island divorce attorney, I have seen that Long Islanders, young and old, are increasingly attached to their pets. From pet birthday parties, pet clothing and costumes, and photos of pets appearing on holiday cards, the attachment Long Islanders feel toward their pets is clear. Cats and dogs especially become an integral part of the family. When it comes to divorce, Long Islanders are increasingly concerned about what will happen to the family pet. Who will get the pet? Will the pet go where the children go? What about visitation?
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