Brattleboro, VT asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Adoption for Massachusetts

Q: Adopted a cat with ex My name on contract but His is the only signature do I have right to see the cat?

I had gone back and gotten copy of the adoption papers they have no signature on file plus I am listed as the primary with her vets. He had a romantic interest who works with dogs look over the papers and she says he is in the right but I still believe that I have rights to see the cat as well.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani,
Ali Shahrestani,
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Your claim to ownership would depend on any agreements between you and your ex re: the cat and whether your ex gave you ownership rights of the cat at any point. As for visitation rights, unless they're agreed to in some contract with your ex or are ordered by a judge as part of some rarified divorce decree (if you were married), I don't see a case for visitation. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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