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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- English: Spoken, Written
- Attorney at Law
- Bergsten Law Offices
- The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
- J.D. (2012)
- Ohio State University - Columbus
- B.A. (2008)
- Colorado Women's Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Leadership Training Program
- State Bar of Colorado  # 50663
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association Public And Legal Services
265 Questions Answered
- Q. Can my ex take my animals permanently if he bought them??? I took care of them for 5 years he did not. Help.
- A: Generally speaking, whoever is on the purchase/adoption papers is who the court will award the animals to. If he bought them he would also likely win. More information is needed to answer this question.
- Q. Can a breeder prevent an owner from actually obtaining the dog?
- A: Without a written contract specifying everyone’s rights, it’s hard to say what can and cannot be done. Legally, in Colorado, puppies are not supposed to be sold until they are at least 8 weeks old. If the “breeder” gave you a date on which to pick up the puppy and then rescinded, you might have a cause of action to sue her for your money back or the puppy. If this woman is not a licensed breeder, but she regularly sells puppies, she might be violating several local and state laws - which would raise concerns for the health of the dogs and puppies. I always caution against people buying from pet stores, or breeders of any level. Shelters are generally much more straightforward and safe options.
- Q. We bought a puppy 3 years ago. Now some random people claim its theirs. Is there a time frame where they cant claim him?
- A: This is an interesting question. The rule for abandoned property in CO is 5 years, but there is case law that protects good faith third party purchasers of dogs. I would recommend speaking to an animal Attorney about your situation because more facts are necessary to properly answer this question.
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