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Good evening, my name is Brandon. I am a licensed attorney. What question may I answer for you this evening?
Not checking, just typing. Do you have any sort of agreement between the two of you regarding possession of the car?
Is there anything of which you are aware that might give her superior right to possession, other than the fact that she just happens to have it with her right now?
What would you estimate to be the value of the vehicle?
How long ago was it purchased?
Thank you. I understand that the title is in both of your names, but who actually put forward the money to purchase the car?
At the time, did you intend it to be a gift?
Thank you for that information. What outcome would you like to see in this situation?
Well, based on what you've said, I can't see it being a law enforcement issue. Your name is ***** ***** title of the car, so unless you're breaking into her garage to get to it, you've described something that would normally be purely civil in nature. But even if you get the car, her name is ***** ***** the title, so (depending on how it reads on the title), you're looking at potential issues if you try to sell the car unilaterally. Have you considered suing her for the value of the car?
Ok, well, you haven't given me any reason to believe that taking possession is a legal issue. You paid for the car, your name is ***** ***** title, you don't have any sort of agreement regarding possession, and it wasn't a gift. I rarely encourage people to confront others when the result can be volatile, and I would suggest that you use the legal process to get reimbursed, but you've given me no reason to believe that taking possession would expose you to any sort of criminal or civil liability. Because the nuances of every situation are different, this information should not be relied upon as complete until consulting with an attorney in person, but I don't see a problem based on what you've said.
My pleasure. Was I able to answer your questions to your satisfaction?