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I am not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV, but I would advise anyone thinking of getting involved in this to consult a lawyer beforehand. Dogs (in almost every state I'm aware of) are considered property. In this case, they're joint property which you've stated can't be disposed of without the consent of both parties. Obviously, he is not consenting. AT BEST this is interfering in a civil process and helping one party hide property and assets. This is a civil suit waiting for a place to happen and posts on this board could be used as evidence. People transporting these dogs could theoretically be sued and forced to pay the husband restitution as well as legal fees. AT WORST, this is nothing short of theft. You are stealing these dogs from someone who is legally allowed possession of them. This is obviously a criminal matter and you could end up in jail.

Again, I sympathize with the plight of the dogs here and I'm not a lawyer, but anyone considering hiding/transporting these dogs should seek legal counsel before they get involved. I'm sure this is the reason local animal control won't touch this.
 

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Hulk, i don't think there would be any legal repercussion on anyone except my sister....she, also, has legal rights to these dogs and under the circumstances, she is doing what is best for the dogs....she's not looking to make money from them, she just wants them in a safe place, as far away from this a$$ as possible.....once they are gone i doubt very much if he will even try to get them back, he doesn't want them, he just wants to hurt her and the kids anyway possible....but as long as they are w/ her or someone she knows, he will use it in the courts for the divorce crap....

these dogs are just this side of dead (probably rated, my mom thinks, about a 2 or less) they were totally flea and tick infested (took them over 4 hrs to remove ticks from them and that's w/ 2 people working on each dog, and 2 flea bathes to rid the fleas).....i think she justified in rehoming her dogs.....
I would disagree. Let's say I was getting divorced and owned a classic painting that was worth some money. It's community property so my wife would be entitled to half of it. I would have to either pay her half the value of the painting or sell the painting and give her half of the proceeds. Let's say I give the painting free and clear to my friend John to avoid this. Civilly, my soon to be ex can certainly come after me, but they may have recourse to go after John too, especially if he knew the reasons behind me giving him the painting. If John decided to help me out and, with my permission, stole the painting from my wife's house, criminal charges could certainly be filed regardless of what I said.

This is a sticky legal situation at best.
 
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