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About a year and a half ago My fiancée and I bought a car.

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My name is***** a year and a half ago My fiancée and I bought a car. The car is completely in my name (she made the down payment and 70% of the payments). We were going to get married and she needed a dependable car for the kids. Unfortunately, the relationship didn't work and she left with the 4 children. I let her keep the car. She was supposed to get a loan and pay it off and I would then gift it to her. She has not been able to secure a lone and now, she is saying because of medical bills, 2 months behind on payments and ruining my credit. What is my legal recourse.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. I am going to assume that there was nothing in writing between the two of you in regards ***** ***** refinancing into her name.

As such, someone in your situation wants to file a petition in court to "partition" the ownership. This would be a lawsuit. Then, the Court decides how to split the ownership and whom to give the vehicle to, and who is to pay what, and that this person has to refinance in an x amount of time or lose the vehicle, and finally, whether or not she has to indemnify you for the loss and credit damage she has caused.

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