texlawyer : Good evening. I'll be assisting you with your question.
texlawyer : While there is no specific practice of law related to pets, they are treated as any other personal property. In other words, a court is not going to set up pet visitation in the same way you might see in a child custody arrangement.
texlawyer : Since pets are treated as other personal property, all a court would decide is ownership.
texlawyer : So, the first question a judge would ask is who paid for the dog, and was it intended as a gift from one party to the other.
Are you familiar with any cases?
texlawyer : Yes, like I explained, pets are treated as other personal property.
Do you know how outcomes have occured considering the info I gave you?
texlawyer : Just based on what you've said, that is not enough information.
texlawyer : Who paid for the dog?
texlawyer : Was it intended as a gift?
We did but in cash.
texlawyer : Was it intended to be a gift for your daughter, or the boyfriend, or to both of them?
It was to be shared between the both of them. They picked it out together
texlawyer : But his name is XXXXX XXXXX adoption paperwork, correct?
yes becasue she wasn't 21 yet but her name is XXXXX XXXXX else, vet,lisence
texlawyer : That would actually be a fairly close case, but, in my opinion, a judge would likely side with your daughter. For starters, you, her parents, paid for the dog, and she paid the vet bills.
texlawyer : In my opinion, that would overcome the fact that his name is XXXXX XXXXX adoption papers.
texlawyer : However, you have to decide whether the expense of litigation is worth it.
texlawyer : It could cost you hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to see it through the court process.
thank you would it help to get letters from neighbors s tating that the dog was here most often until the breakup then they shared him every other week?
texlawyer : Assuming you hire an attorney, he will likely get affidavits from them.
thank you very much
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texlawyer : Good luck to you and your daughter.