Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I will help you with your question.
Legally, animals are considered property, and no special rules apply to them.
The normal rule is that partnership property belongs to both of you equally, which is where you appear to have started off with this.
And no one partner is entitled to the property more than the other.
The Court will generally order a sale of property where you cannot agree what should happen to it once the partnership is over.
It does however have a discretion about this.
so is ther a way to recover half of what i have paid out for the pups
Yes, as both partners are equally liable for the partnership debt - and if she says this is joint partnership property, then it follows that he/she owes you for half the partnership debts, which this would be, so you could sue for this.
her name is XXXXX XXXXX paperwork so how do i go about sueing her for half the money that i have paid out
You can issue proceedings in the County Court - so long as it's under £5,000, then it should be an informal process in the small claims court.
do i do this through a solicitor
That's up to you, but you dont always need one in the small claims because it's informal. Also, you will not be able to recover your costs of using a solicitor in the small claims system, so it can often be better to do it without a lawyer.
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hi max would i be able to recover my costs if i give her the 2k to get the dogs in my name before i take her to the county court