Cary B. Hall's answer Just look for someone who handles civil litigation. You'll have 30 days from the date of the magistrate's judgment to file an appeal to the Court of Common Pleas in your county (likely Wyoming County). Your local bar association may be able to point you to someone as well.
I believe no court would award possession of the dog to this girl. She gave you the dog, and you've done everything to care for it. Unless the girl has some sort of writing that specifies that she never intended to relinquish ownership of the dog to you, it's yours.
I think you can be pretty confident in telling her to pound sand, her grief notwithstanding. Best of luck to you.
Cary B. Hall's answer Potentially. You can also bring a separate small claims suit against him for your lost wages due to garnishment -- although that's only if there was a promise (and hopefully in writing) by him to pay for the car 100% and indemnify you. If you co-signed, normally you're on the hook for the car as well and you'll unfortunately be paying for your generosity . . . .
Cary B. Hall's answer Hard to say, of course, given the extremely limited facts you've presented -- but I'll give it a shot.
Rights to his business? None, since it's his business. Marital rights? None, since you two aren't married. Sounds like you need to start taking some steps to secure your own present and future security. Best of luck to you.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Primary and co sign are different. Look at whose name the title and registration are in. That's who is the owner. If it's him you have a claim for what you put into it, any insurance required etc. That would be a set off. Suggest you mediate with someone he respects.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer It would not be right to just throw his stuff out in my opinion. You might have to send him a certified letter return receipt requested and give him a certain amount of time to come and get it.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer That would depend upon many, many factors, and you have not given enough information here. Do an internet search for punishment for crimes in PA, and try to find an answer.
If he foolishly left a cell phone in your car, and you somehow agreed to get it back to him, you could be responsible if it has subsequently been lost. Personally, I would have told them to pick it up at your place. Apparently you did more than that, so you may have some liability.
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