First of all, understand that unless there is a written agreement
between you and her in regards XXXXX XXXXX vehicle, the car shall be seen as a GIFT to you. Unless someone in your situation stands in Court and states that "yes, this was an agreement where I was supposed to pay her back
," there is nothing that she can do.
Ergo, hypothetically, someone in your situation may wish to take up the position that this was a GIFT. Unless she can prove otherwise, the Court will take the same view - it is her word against yours, 50/50, and she has to prove by a preponderance of the evidence otherwise.
Your name is XXXXX XXXXX title, you have the title, and you have possession
. There is no written agreement as to repayment. The vehicle is yours
and there is nothing to repay, arguably.
Now, you are going to ask "what about the email? Does it not show a debt?" Well, yes, but it is simply an offer to negotiate
. It locks in nothing. Again, it may be argued - hypothetically - that she gave it to you as a gift, and then asked for repayment later. You sent her an offer, but she never replied... so it was never agreed-upon. Thus, that fell apart and the car remained a GIFT.
As such, someone in your situation may wish to write her a quick letter outlining that:
1) As far as your are concerned, this matter is now closed;
2) This was a gift;
3 You continue to see it as a gift; and
4) If she continues to harass you, you will get restraining order against her and possibly file a criminal complaint
This should be sent as a certified letter, not an email. Short, and to the point.
Likely, the matter shall simply go away. Of course, the storage issue is separate, but, that may also be dealt with separately.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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