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Hi, thanks for your question. I'm Stacy. I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If the car is jointly titled, either party has a right to the property. Are you going to file for a legal separation or divorce? Your best option is likely to file and request the court to award you possession of the vehicle (through a Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting him from keeping the car), particularly since you have custody of your child. However, if he is making the payments, the court will have to work out equitable distribution of your assets, the car included. Legally, there is no way to get the car back short of him returning it to you or you filing an action with family court. If you'd like help with the proper forms, I can direct you to that. As of right now,
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