My ex and I split, and she and I had an agreement for sharing custody of my dog I acquired. Now she is trying to stop me from having my dog at all.
I hope that you and your ex can work out a pet custody/visitation arrangement that is in the best interests of the dog. People who believe that their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue to try to get the animal returned or to enforce a visitation agreement. Worth noting is a law in Alaska which provides that the court may consider the well-being of an animal in determining ownership or joint ownership of the animal in a divorce or legal separation proceeding. California, Illinois and New Hampshire have similar laws.
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