Cheryl Burke won't just hand over her dog Ysabella without a struggle.

Despite the fact that her divorce from Matthew Lawrence is now legal,

it is still unclear who will get custody of the puppy they once shared.

Burke, 38, a pro on Dancing with the Stars, opened up on her separation from Lawrence, 42.

Burke recalled that the first night of DWTS was when she found out that her divorce had really been finalized 

She said, "We may have to go to trial, so it's still not finished. In fact, we will go to trial unless [Lawrence] abruptly cancels it 

“I am now legally divorced, and it's been really distressing but eye-opening.”

“I'm just a dog mom and Ysabella is my daughter, I mean, I could just start crying right now. I can not even imagine my life.”