Illinois Update: Pets Are People?

A new law went into effect on January 1, 2018 that substantially changes the way pets are treated in divorce. I made a short video about it which you can check out below.

Notably, pets are no treated more like children than like property. The only other state I am aware of that handles pets this way in a divorce is Alaska. So if you adopted Fluffy and Mr. Fuzzles during the marriage, it is possible that a bitter fight will begin when you get divorced.

Here's the video: