What Happens to Your Pets in Divorce with Gabrielle Hartley

Divorce and other things you can handle
Mandy Walker

By Mandy Walker | Mar 7th, 2023

According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2021-2022 survey, 70% of U.S Households own a pet. And by “pets”, they’re not just talking about dogs – it’s cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses, and other small animals. Seventy percent isn’t surprising –  this topic is coming up more and more in discussions with divorcing clients. And yes, discussions about who gets the pet can get very heated and complicated.

Joining us today to help us sort through this is attorney Gabrielle Hartley. She’s the creator of the Better Apart Blog and also the co-author of Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate and author of the soon-to-be-published book, The Secret To Getting Along (And It’s Easier Than You Think)

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About Gabrielle

Gabrielle has spent the last 20 years as a divorce attorney and mediator, with her special ability to resolve unsolvable conflict. She currently practices in New York and Massachusetts, where she can serve clients both as a mediator and litigator. Her first book, Better Apart; The Radically POisitive Way to Separate, was published in 2019. Her upcoming second book is based on her TEDx and titled The Secret to Getting Along is Easier Than You Think. Both books are designed to bring you actionable tips to help you productively navigate conflict. You can learn more about Gabrielle on her website, GabrielleHartley.com.

Mandy Walker

Mandy Walker

Mandy Walker is a divorce mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® based in Boulder, Colorado. She works with individuals and couples helping them to end their relationships with dignity and respect, creating an understanding of the process and their options so they can feel confident in the decisions they’re making.


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