A little-used provision in the Family Law Act allows people to have a Binding Financial Agreement over just one asset. A court does not require you to cover every asset that each side has, or will have, although that is what most Pre-nups try to do.
So, for example, you could have a Binding Financial Agreement at the start of a relationship or marriage that specifies who will get a specified pet. A Binding Financial Agreement would be enforceable and would avoid any dispute about ownership it identifies the pet (for example, by reference to its registration number).
If neither side owns a pet at the start, you might say in the agreement that if a pet is purchased during the relationship/marriage then the person with proof of payment of purchase gets to own the pet.
Pet-Nups are a great way to protect both the party’s and the pet’s interests after separation. Contact us to have one of our experienced lawyers to arrange one for you today!