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Man claims dog is all he has left after divorce

When you go through a divorce, it's important to negotiate for as many financial assets as possible. You want to negotiate for your home or property, but it's not always a good idea. It's a good idea to be fair, and getting property may seem like it is, but it's also vital that you get what you need to survive. If you choose assets like your home or property without the necessary income or financial assets to support it, then you could find yourself in a difficult position later.

This is clear in a story about a homeless man who went through divorce. The Oct. 8 news described the man living with his dog in North Carolina. The 43-year-old man says his dog is the only thing he has left. He got a divorce and lost his townhouse when it was foreclosed on.

Life may not get better soon, though, because some people want to see him lose his only companion, his 4-year-old dog. Right now, it lives in a crate that contains everything the pair owns. The dog spends most of its time inside. They've been homeless for nearly a year.

As of now, Animal Care and Control says they don't need to take away the dog, because it's not suffering. Animal welfare officers visit the dog almost daily. They've found the pet to be in good health and up-to-date on its vaccines.

This is an example of a situation that a divorce led to. If you find yourself in a situation where you're worried about your financial security, your attorney can help you negotiate for a better settlement.

Source: Sun Herald, "‘He’s all I have:’ This man lost everything but his dog. Many want it taken from him," Anna Douglas, Oct. 08, 2017

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