Getting Split Ready Episode 3: Dog Fight – The Ins and Outs of Pet Custody

Statistics show that over 30% of the population own either a dog or cat. Many own more than one pet. That equates to 150,000,000 companion animals in the US in over 80,000,000 households. Sadly some of these households will face divorce, which creates the need to find solutions for the continued care for the companion animals.

Join us with Steve Rakowski, a Family Law Attorney from K & R Family Legal Services, L.L.P and a Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois Fellow, as we discuss the latest trends in managing companion animals as part of the divorce process.

About Steve Rakowski


Attorney L. Steven Rakowski is a partner at the highly respected K & R Family Legal Services, L.L.P. Since the establishment of the firm, Mr. Rakowski has focused exclusively on providing high-quality family law services to the residents of Illinois’ Cook, Lake and DuPage counties. Today, thanks to his reputation for providing compassionate, yet aggressive, representation to his clients, those living throughout the region know to turn to him for help when facing any family law challenge.

Mr. Rakowski began his legal career in 1990 after earning his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and receiving his approval to practice law in the state of Illinois. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois’ state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has also approved him to practice in its courtrooms.

Over the course of his 25-plus year legal career, Mr. Rakowski has built a reputation as not only a skilled trial attorney but also as a talented negotiator. In fact, many of attorney Rakowski’s clients seek his assistance in using alternative dispute resolution methods, including collaborative law, to solve their legal challenges.

When Mr. Rakowski is not assisting a client, he is often found at legal events. He is a valued member of numerous organizations, including the Lake County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

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