What is best for the dog?

Pet Custody Webinar Series for Divorce Professionals

Presented by Karis Nafte

Laws are slowly changing to recognize that dogs, and all pets, are different from property and that their needs must be taken into account in court custody decisions. Lawyers have clients fighting over pet custody and divorce mediators are getting more and more requests for animal mediation.


However, while mediators are skilled in facilitating the best possible outcomes for their human clients, making sound recommendations around animal custody is not a simple matter. Judges, mediators, and lawyers require a special skill set when faced with a dog custody situation. Dogs may not be property, but they are not the same as children either.

This webinar series is designed to educate mediators, lawyers, and judges and offer them practical tools to answer the following questions:

Karis Nafte brings a unique background to the divorce mediation circle. She has spent more than 25 years working with families and dogs as an animal behaviorist and dog trainer and is also a divorce mediator. Karis brings her years of experience of helping dogs after divorce when the wrong custody decision had been made, and she combines that with her work now as an outside expert during divorce so that the dog’s needs are understood early in the process.

"I enjoyed the webinar a great deal! Karis is an excellent presenter and the information she provided is unique and thorough. "

Laura Dadagian-O'Rourke

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"Karis is the BEST pet custody specialist you could ever hope to work with if you have pets and are getting divorced."

Debra Vey Voda-Hamiltion, Esq.

This webinar will be conducted live with time for questions and answers with Karis each week.


Workshops will be limited, providing participants a chance to ask questions relevant to their practice. Please fill out the form below to book your seat.