Thank you for your response.
This is going to require a filing of a petition or complaint in the court in VA and it would be for breach of contract
and as part of the breach of contract you would ask for detinue (or repossession over the vehicle) since she is hiding the vehicle. You will need an attorney in VA, since the small claims
court cannot order anything but money damages so you would have to go through the regular court to get a court order to seize the vehicle as she is hiding it. Your other recourse is to use a repossession company in that area of VA and have the go out and locate the car to simply repossess it as you are the legal lienholder.
Here is a sample compliant so you can see what one looks like, but because you are out of state you really would have to use a local attorney there to file it. Sample Complaint
. As part of your suit you would add in all of the costs for going to court, repossession and attorney's fees (as you can recover attorney's fees for this type of breach of contract).
Your complaint is filed in the civil court with the clerk and you would then use a process server to serve the party with a copy of the suit and a subpoena
to appear in court and your suit would progress.
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