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If a vehicle ownership certificate has two names on it, can

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If a vehicle ownership certificate has two names on it, can one sign off and not have any liabilities?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 2 years ago.
Yes, this is not a problem, you will need to follow the same procedure as you would for the transfer of title to a new owner, but the DMV can issue title for the single owner quickly (usually 2-3 weeks).If there is a lien on the vehicle, the process may be complicated, but most banks will not have a problem with the transfer - if both owners are on the loan, they will both remain liable on the loan, but only one will have a right to the car (this is the same legal effect as having a "co-borrower" when you purchase a car).