Albany, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: My ex wife is being difficult, wont let me see our dog...

Good evening,

My ex wife and I share custody of our two dogs, the dogs are a mother, daughter pair. The mother was mine before my ex and I started our relationship. Our 10 year relationship ended two years ago and due to my circumstances and schedule she has had the dogs for a majority of that time. With her new relationship it's not easy communicating with her in regards to seeing the dogs. Last week the mother suddenly passed away and now my ex refuses to let me see our remaining dog. When we divorced we agreed on split custody in that it would be in the dogs best interest that they stay together. Not sure what to do, can I have the police assist in getting my dogs back? Any motions I can file? How do i get her to adhere to the terms of our divorce? Thank you in advance

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If there is a written agreement about the dog, you can seek enforcement in court. I suspect you will not get much help from the police.

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