A very concerning issue for many people facing divorce is what will happen to the family pet. Currently, the law recognizes pets as property which will be divided in a final divorce decree pursuant to RSA 458:16-a. Property distribution factors were recently discussed here. A court is more likely to permanently award a pet to

New Hampshire law grants courts the authority to order an equitable distribution of property between parties. Although the law presumes that an equal distribution is also an equitable distribution, the court may decide that equitable is not equal when one or more of several factors are present. Some of the factors include the 1) the