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Law Society makes divorce plea

By Wesleyan

This may be the season of love, but couples are being urged by legal experts to make sure their pets are cared for if they ever break up.

Valentine's Day is one of the most popular times to get engaged, but the Law Society wants couples to consider what would happen to their pets should the relationship end.

According to statistics from pet charity Blue Cross, one out of every four divorces involves a pet of some kind.

So the group would like to see more couples draw up a pre-nup which would make it clear what would happen to the animal or animals in the event of a break-up.

The Law Society says that while such conversations may be difficult, they are important to ensure a pet is cared for, and to give both parties peace of mind.

Law Society president Andrew Caplen said Valentine's Day is a good time to remind people to take steps that will help both pets and owners, should the worst happen.

Copyright Press Association 2015

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