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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on
Q: my fiances mother fostered our dogs without consent and is withholding their whereabouts information, is this illegal?

we have asked countless times for her to give us the information of who has our dogs so we can get them back and she is saying we have to meet her demands (which we have plenty of screenshots of her telling us what we HAVE to do to receive this information). she fostered our dogs not even 24 hours... View More

Emerald Sheay
Emerald Sheay
answered on Feb 2, 2022

I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing this. As animals are still considered "property", this appears to be theft of your dogs by your fiancé's mother. But, typically disputes over pets are treated as a "civil" dispute, however, which is why the police do not want to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My spouse has a no contact order against me. Can I send my in-laws a gift for their wedding?

Nothing intended for my wife is involved. Just congratulations to their nuptials.

Emerald Sheay
Emerald Sheay
answered on Dec 10, 2021

Generally this would not violate a restraining Order, but you should very carefully review the terms of the no contact Order. While this action may not typically violate a restraining Order, it may not be prudent to reach out to her family while this restraint is in place.

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