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If I am legally married but living in a separate house from

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If I am legally married but living in a separate house from my husband and there has been no division of assets he is living in a house owned by both of us and me in another one. I would like to know if I cause damage to his car (dents) which is in both of our names can I get arrested for damaging my own property?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 4 years ago.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Did you cause the damage on purpose or just in a car accident?

Please explain the circumstances.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I did not cause the damage but I want to. I want to know if I can not be held liable since I own the car too
Expert:  Dave Kennett replied 4 years ago.
Dear JACUSTOMER - If you are both on the title you can be held responsible for half the damage and if you take violent action you can be charged with criminal mischief. I would strongly advise you not to intentionally destroy property unless you re the only owner of the property. It certainly is not a way to solve any problems between the two of you.

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