Back in 2018, an Old Town man and a Bangor woman ended their unmarried relationship.  Both wanted custody of the couple's dog.

At that time, a district judge awarded custody of the couple's pet to the man, because his signature was on the dog's adoption papers.

According to Maine law, when a married relationship ends a judge can decide either who gets the family pet or award shared custody, but the same does not officially pertain when unmarried couples split.

The Maine Supreme Court will begin to hear that argument tomorrow.

In this sort of instance, do you think the same law should pertain to both married and unmarried couples?


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