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If a father signs with his son to buy a camper, and the son

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If a father signs with his son to buy a camper, and the son and his wife set a divorse, does the sons wife have any right to the camper?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Did they finance the camper? Did the son put any money toward the camper or was it all gifts from the father? It sounds like the son was married when the camper was purchased, is that right?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The camper was financed,no money was put down,and the sonwas married when the camper wa financed.
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
As a practical matter, the judge can't order the father to sell the camper, because he's not a party to the divorce. The judge ALSO isn't going to order the wife's name added to tit, because it doesn't make sense for someone to own a camper with her ex-father-in-law.
With that said, the camper is marital property. What will happen is that the judge will order the son to repay the wife half of the payments made during the marriage from his share of the marital assets. If she has a car or something, it may be possible to use his share of that vehicle to offset the amount he'd otherwise have to give her (or a portion of a retirement account or something - it doesn't have to be cash).
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