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Hi Jo,I moved out of the property on 28th September and took the dog with me to my parents house. Since then she has been living with me. However I allowed Cat to look after her for a few alternative weeks to appease her as I needed her signature on the paper work to release her from the house. Once I obtained this I have since kept the dog full time and haven't allowed her to take her back. I have since moved back into to property we lived in with the dog with me.
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She is a Pedigree miniature short haired Daschund. Not a working dog, not a show dog, nothing like that, just a pet.
Born 10th October 2012
Thank you for this. So if it went to court, then there is a chance the court will declare that she is jointly owned and therefore force us to sell her? And there wouldn't be anything either of us could do once that has been said? Can a family member buy her? Who's to say who has her if her family and mine both try to buy her if it gets to that?
ok thank you for this. this is encouraging news. so basically it's looking positive that either the dog will be declared mine, or she will be declared both of ours and we will be told to negotiate or sell. I don't want to share ownership of her as it's not conducive to moving on with our lives, so then I will be instructed to sell her, to whomever I choose, and essentially then she can be returned to me (unofficially)? Is this right?
Regarding court costs though, does she pay? do I? Would I have to find someone to represent me?
didnt you say she has no chance of winning though?
She has contacted me today to let me know she has sought legal advice and is confident she will be able to "win sole custody" of the dog. This entirely contradicts what you've told me therefore I assume she is bluffing and noone has told her this.
Ok, sorry I wasnt aware as it's the first time using the service and am just trying to get my head round this.
Thank you for your help
oh right, I see. Sorry would have done it sooner, didnt realise! I just worry as she has written to me saying she has been told she will win outright custody.
Might the court insist upon joint custody of the dog? I thought they didnt have the power to insist that we share her 6 months at a time for example.