I'm not married to this man but we been together for 19 yrs He bought a 12 Chevy Terrain and we had it registered in both our name NOW he wants it in his name only. Is there anything I can do about this. I've been his main caregiver for the past 12 yrs.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New Mexico
Nothing he just told me tonight
Thank you for your question.I am sorry that you are in this situation. However if the vehicle is under both names, he cannot legally force you or otherwise compel you to transfer title solely under his name. Therefore it is irrelevant as to what he wants, under title you DO NOT ever have to transfer ownership over to him since doing so requires you to consent. If you do not consent, the transfer does not take place.Good luck.
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thank you and there's another question I have. Can he trade it in without my permission because there is in OR between our names and his son that has the POA?
Thank you for your follow-up, Theresa, and you are most welcome.For your subsequent question I have unwelcome news; if there is an "OR" in the title, either of you can choose to sell, transfer, or otherwise trade the vehicle in without the permission of the other party. Either of you have the same rights to the vehicle, as well as as to how to dispose of it. His son, by virtue of having the POA, can sell or transfer the vehicle on the behalf of the parent.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41133.2832354514
So the best interest for me is to take the title to Motor vehicle dept and put it in my name before he does. I have the title in my possession and extra keys and would the police or the law charge me like for stealing the vehicle?
Thank you for your follow-up.So the best interest for me is to take the title to Motor vehicle dept and put it in my name before he does.If you wish to keep the vehicle, then yes, you need to place the vehicle under your name so as to keep ownership. I have the title in my possession and extra keys and would the police or the law charge me like for stealing the vehicle? You cannot be charged with theft since the vehicle already belongs to you--it is in your name. Anything else is ultimately a civil matter, and is no longer something the police would have any jurisdiction over. Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41133.2889631134
I know, He paid for the full price of the vehicle with his own money but he put my name on the title because of being his caregiver for 12 years. now he says he does not remember ever wanting to put my name on the title of the vehicle. So I can do this without his permission? Would his sons go after me in civil court? He is 70 yrs and dying from cirrohosis and I'm 57
That is correct, if there is an 'OR' in the title, either party can seek full ownership. As for his sons pursuing you, that is possible but without knowing more I cannot tell you whether or not they will, simply that they can by claiming that the vehicle was legally his. I do not see a judge agreeing with them, but they can try it.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41133.2975694444
thank you very much now I can go to sleep knowing the alternative I can take and maybe still talk to him and still care for him. But I don't about his relative or his sons But we'll see and he push me to do this.
Theresa,Glad to help! Hope all works out for the best!Dimitry Esquire41133.3032659375
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