Now that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have called their ‘short marriage’ quits, which one of them will get custody of the dogs that caused such a controversy in Australia?
Divorce Attorney and Author David Pisarra has spoken EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife.com about the nasty divorce between Johnny Depp, 52, and Amber Heard, 30. Although he’s not representing either party in the split, the established attorney explains how the exes will be able to come to an agreement on the custody of their beloved pups.
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“Johnny and Amber had two dogs that were the subject of a huge Australian international situation. The way the court will view the dogs is as living property just like a chair or a television, however the court also recognizes that people have emotional attachment to their pets,” Divorce Attorney David Pisarra told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, explaining how custody of Amber and Johnny’s shared pets will be declared.
“So, the courts are flexible in dealing with family pets. One way to handle this situation, cause they have two dogs, each person can take one of the dogs,” David suggests. As of right now, it’s unclear whether Johnny or Amber have included the animals in any of their divorce filings.
But, David says there is also a secondary option. “Another way to deal with it, like I say in my book, ‘What About Wally,’ a custody plan which allows the dogs to go back and forth from Johnny‘s house to Amber‘s house. Because it is property, the court has jurisdiction over the animal, the court can order whatever the court wants to do.”
Hmm. It sure sounds like the fight for their two dogs could definitely get messy, which is upsetting since the divorce itself is already a disaster.
“If Johnny has an emotional connection with the dogs, and has been paying for their care, he has become a parent to the dogs. Then despite the fact that she brought them into the marriage, he still can ask the court for visitation,” David further explained.
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