The statute of limitations for debts and lawsuits can vary significantly depending on the type of claim and the state in which the lawsuit is filed. Generally, for debts, statutes of limitations range from 3 to 15 years. This timeframe dictates how long a creditor has to initiate legal action to...View More
If you receive Social Security disability benefits, engaging in activities like running a nonprofit can affect your benefits if it is considered "substantial gainful activity" (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows beneficiaries to work while receiving disability benefits...View More
Yes, but you will likely have to sue them in court to get them to pay for it. This sounds like you likely have a negligence claim against your neighbor because they caused you economic damage (the $3200 vet bills). The other thing that helps you here is that the dog attacked your cat on your...View More
Can I go to jail if I take my dog with me whenever I move out for my boyfriend's house he gave me the dog but it's not his dog is mine what kind of proof do I need that she belongs to me and is there anything that he can do to me if I take my dog with me he don't take care of her and... View More
the proof of dog ownership should be available at your local vet station where dog should have been registered on his first medical examination. Also some cities hold their own records about dog owners, so contacting local city hall can also possibly help you. If you are the owner...View More
My neighbors dogs routinely trespass and while I'm getting a docile breed I'm worried something may happen because dogs can be territorial and want to know if I need to build a real fence to protect myself from liability
In Alabama there are typically three instances where an owner can be responsible for a dog biting someone. 1) if the dog has known dangerous or vicious propensities. 2) If the dog is a breed that is listed on a dangerous breed list. For the State of Alabama that is only Pit Bulls. Counties or...View More
The new neighbor lives adjacent to our undivided lot and got the idea if he kept it up then they could use it for extra room when having get togethers. I am concerned about injuries and them claiming the lot for themselves since they kept it up and used it for all those years. Am I correct in... View More
In 2013 my husband and I purchased a family dog and of course let his daughter pick out and name the dog. Now she 17 and no longer comes to visit. Her Mother his ex wife is now suing us for custody of max the dog. she has no monetary ownership nor has the dog ever lived with her. they had been... View More
Probably not. She has no ownership interest. That said, people can sue for anything. The clerks at court do not have the authority (or time) to screen cases to see whether they are valid or not. The real question is whether the person filing the suit will win. Based on what you said, it sounds like...View More
I agreed to come get the puppies so they were safe. He gave me his address and told me to come get them. Now someone else is wanting them so they are threatening me with court and police. Is there anything they can do since I have proof he told me to come get them and gave me his address?
So last month my dad's girlfriend passed away. However my dog and her dog are mates and are about to have another litter of puppies. The girlfriend's two children were left her belongings and her stepbrother is the executor of the will. Legally am I entitled to the litter even though my... View More
Generally, in breeding contract situations where all breeders are actively involved, siring the puppies would give you an ownership interest if that was contracted for. Usually, though, a "stud fee" is paid for the male dog's "performance" so to speak. It sounds like this...View More
The speed limit on my road is 15 mph! The person who ran him over NEVER stopped or turned around after obviously running a dog over. My dog was ran over right beside our mailbox, basically in my YARD. the truck that ran him over should have been on the right side of the road but my dog was on the... View More
Oh my gosh. That is terrible and I am so sorry for your loss. You should report this to the Police and the District Attorneys Office and see if you can get them to pursue animal cruelty charges against this person. As for a civil case, unfortunately animals are treated as property and valued as...View More
Dog attack and dog bite cases can be difficult cases primarily due to insurance coverage issues. The first thing your sister should do is to put the dog owner and drug recovery center an official notice of her claim for damages. To fully protect her rights she should consult a personal injury...View More
We moved in with an uncle when he asked us to help him take care of his dying partner (bone cancer) shortly after his passing he kicked us out and said he would keep our dog until we were in a good place. We found out he had him chipped and now he will not give him back to us. We've had our... View More
The lady lives at the end of my road. Every time she comes by she is speeding way over the 25mh speed limit. I still haven't found my dog to know if hes hurt or dead. This lady came back am hour after running my dog over wanting money. I think if my dog is hurt or dead she should pay me for... View More
Helpful information can be found on the county website, division of animal control. The website states: Animals are not permitted to run at large in Marshall County pursuant to state law. (Code of Alabama, Section 3-1-5).
They also may be able to assist you in locating your...View More
My friend and I, along with our roommate, adopted a cat. The adoption papers are in the roommate's name, but we equally split the cost of the adoption fee, vet bills, and our apartment pet fee. Our roommate is now moving out and says she is going to take the cat. Can she legally do this? Or... View More
The cat is property. Cats are not actually "adopted" under Alabama law. The documents which transferred ownership of the cat probably show that she owns the cat. UNless you can show that you own the cat, you are probably out of luck.
Interesting question. I know of no reason why you couldn't do that, except that your use of the word "anywhere" is a concern. It would not be wise to do it just anywhere. For example, releasing it in a residential area or near a school would be a bad idea. The best location would...View More
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