we made an oral agreement that i could see my 2 dogs among a few other stipulations and now she has stopped me from seeing my dogs.i assume it would be civil,as i already tried small claims and that is just about money
This isn't really a legal claim at all. In general, you can't give away property, but keep certain restrictions on it. You either give it away, or you don't. And I can tell that you care about your dogs, but in the eyes of the law, dogs are property, just like a vase on your mantel or your grandmother's cuckoo clock. You wouldn't give away a clock, but then expect to come over and see it strike noon every day. It's the same with the dogs.
You could bring suit in civil court for the return of the dogs, I suppose. In theory, you could say that you had a verbal agreement that she would let you visit, and now that she breached the agreement you want the dogs back. But no judge is going to enforce an agreement to let you go visit. It's one or the other.
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