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My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:
Do you have a written agreement with regard to the dogs? Has your ex given you a reason why she is not giving you access to the dog in her possession?
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There was no written agreement.
She gives me no reason for not allowing me to have access to Joey.
I see. Thank you for clarifying this, Steward.Without a written contract, it may be difficult (and potentially expensive) to obtain a court order for visitation unless your ex admits the nature of the agreement you have with her.However, there are a couple of options that are often successful in resolving such situations. One is to agree to mediate the issue. This is a voluntary process and you would agree on a mediator to aid you and your ex in coming to an agreement, which you would ultimately reduce to writing. Or, you could retain a local attorney to draft a demand letter to your ex, demanding that she abide by the terms of your agreement or legal action will follow. Most people do wish to avoid a lawsuit, so this demand may motivate your ex to abide by the terms of your agreement.Which option you choose will likely depend on whether your ex is willing to discuss the issue with you and a mediator present or not. If not, then a demand letter from a local attorney is typically the better option, although you may have to follow through with a law suit if she does not comply with the demand.
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