Divorce can be acrimonious. Spouses often wrestle over who gets the family home, the timeshare in the Keys or even the big screen TV. But, what about the family dog or cat? If the parties are going to split custody of the kids, then why not share the family pet. In a first of its kind, Alaska lawmakers amended their divorce laws to consider the “well-being of the animal.” Alaska divorce courts can now determine the parties’ custody and visitation rights over the family pet as well as address it in protective orders. Interestingly, fish were singled out as being excluded from the law.