Disabled, can barely make it on what I get paid by disability, got screwed by my attorney in court!
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. However, unless there is an active warrant out for your arrest, you're not going to get picked up and thrown in jail for an unpaid divorce settlement. The best plan would be to see if you can work out a payment plan with the KS court that you can afford or see if you can get the decree modified. Best of luck!See question
Im going to get married can you tell me how to do a pre nup. I will need a spanish speaking lawyer if you have in your firm. thanks
I am not fluent in Spanish and don't have any staff who are, but I would be glad to help you with a prenup if you or a family member or friend can translate. Thank you!See question
I have been feeding stray dogs that come on my property for years. A neighbor called the sheriffs dept and said 1 of them tried to bite her dog so we should be held liable. The sheriff said if we feed them they are considered ours and we are Leg...
In most jurisdictions if you care for an animal for 2-3 days straight, they are considered yours, regardless of whether you have licensed or registered them with any government authority or they live inside or outside your residence or even come and go from your property as they please. It's great what you're doing, but it would be best if you would either "adopt" the animals or fence your yard and only feed animals inside your yard. Then if they don't "live" on your property then you likely would not be held liable. Try to find a no-kill animal shelter/rescue group to take in those you can't afford or don't want to keep yourself, and even offer to pay for spay/neuter to help control the overpopulation problem that leads to stray dogs in the first place.See question
Got a letter today from our apartment managers stating we will be required to pay a $75 dollar fee to have my dog DNA tested for the "poo prints" program to identify dog waste left on the property. I have lived here for three years with a current ...
Yes, they can do so, and you want to voluntarily comply, because it shows you have nothing to hide and you're being a good neighbor. It's actually a brilliant idea to catch the miscreants (who mostly let their dogs poo under cover of darkness and then don't pick up the waste) and, honestly, I wish they would institute something like this in my neighborhood. Best of luck!See question
My dog 5 Lb yorkie .Her dog 100 lb mastiv. She. Left garage door open Hwr dog ran 1/2 block up to us and attacked
I am so sorry that this happened to you and your dog! Step one is to send a letter, certified mail, to the owner of the other dog, along with copies of all vet bills and any other expenses to date, demanding that they reimburse you for all costs (and point out that the costs may be continuing until your dog fully recovers or whatever the final outcome is) or you will file suit. Best of luck!See question
I live 6 feet from another unit and we share a common walk area that I must utilize to/from my car or to walk my minature doxie. They have taken on another large dog (75lbs) and the owner cannot control him. The dog attacked me and my leased doxi...
I am so sorry this is happening to you. Your best bet is to move. If you can't afford to do that or it's not practical, then try to get criminal and/or restraining order(s) against the owner(s) of the dog/adult occupants of that household. Then continue doing what you are doing, which is recording every interaction that you happen to have with them and/or their canine via video or at least camera. Carry pepper spray as well. Best of luck to you!See question
Man gave me a dog because he couldnt care for him.A few wks later he changed his mind and wanted the dog back i refused because my children became attached after our family dogs passing.Now here 4 months later im served by this man sueing me for t...
Key here is whether any agreement or intent is in writing. Typically it's not with these types of things. My colleague is right; you need as many witnesses and/or pieces of evidence as you can gather (pictures with time/date stamps, texts, emails, vet records, license records, microchip records, etc.) show when this happened and your continuing care for the animal since he abandoned him (which is really what happened; he just had second thoughts after the fact). Best of luck to you! P.S. Get the dog microchipped ASAP, in your name and with your contact info.See question
My ex took my cat and dog when he moved out without word, the dog is microchipped in my name but the cat is not. However all her vet work is in my name and he refuses to give them back. I miss them dearly and do not know where they are. What do I...
I am very sorry to hear this has happened to you. The problem with animals is that they are still considered personal property is all (like a toaster). The judge would award the pets to you or the ex based on who has the superior claim of ownership rights, things like who bought the pet(s), who got them licensed and/or microchipped (in whose name they are registered), who took them to the vet, who paid for it, who bought the food, who provided the majority of the caregiving/sitting, who arranged for and participated in obedience training, etc., etc. It sounds like you may have the superior claims but no way to know with 100% certainty what a judge would do. If you truly care about your pets, file suit. You might even be able to seize them at least on a temporary basis while the case is pending (you can in AZ anyway; don't know about MD). Best of luck!See question
I am a diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety. I need a companion dog to help me with emotional needs.
A "companion dog" is not the same as an "emotional support animal" or "service animal." You would need to get a designation of one of the latter to be allowed to keep such an animal even when "pets" or "companion animals" are not allowed. Go to the medical provider of your choice--usually someone in the psychology discipline--and have them diagnose you and order treatment to include the acquisition of an ESA or SA. Best of luck!See question
We have a 7 year old pit mix, no bite history, and 2 8 week old Rottweilers pups. Can they really make me give up my dogs
My advice is: Don't move there. I have seen this same question before and, having grown up in Iowa, I am embarrassed and yet not surprised. Breed-specific bans and legislation are bad news based on bad science. A much better predictor of future violence than breed is an animal's past history of violence, the unique situation that presents itself and how the humans act in the circumstances to protect the safety of the animals and other humans, etc. You can always try to get the ban overturned, but that usually takes a concerted effort from a number of concerned citizens signing a petition, speaking up in city council meetings, etc. Best of luck!See question