Q: Is it against the law to keep a work of Art & not pay for it? If so, what court would it be if it's within the family?
What statute would it fall under?
A: Yes, obtaining "a work of art" and intentionally not paying for it is a crime--called "stealing."
If the conduct was found to fall under state penal codes, it could be within the jurisdiction of a criminal court. An Arizona criminal attorney who reviewed the matter in full detail, as to the conduct, intent, and understanding of the parties, could be in the best position to characterize the matter.
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