In the U.S., we love our pets. And we demonstrate that love by spending. In 2013, we spent $55.7 billion on our pets. This amount has almost tripled in raw dollars since the industry began tracking the numbers in 1996. According to the president of an industry trade group, this explosion of spending has been the result of pets being treated like "little humans."
Divorce alters much in your life. Things you believe to be constant and unchanging, like the love and commitment of your spouse, evaporate over night. Suddenly, you are forced to deal with a long list of these changes. Everything from your income and how you pay your mortgage or rent to when you will spend time with your children will be affected.