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I have a watercraft that was purchased. Bill of sale, registration, insurance, title for both boat and trailer are in my name. A former friend made a gift of part of the purchase price. Now that the friendship is over he is stating we were partners. I am the only I even have where maintenance and parts were purchased by me. How do I show sole ownership?
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Lawyer: Maverick, Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Since the title and registration are in your name, this alone shows sole ownership. He would have to file court action and prove otherwise and then get a court order to have it titled in both your names before any type of joint ownership was legal.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you sir! I would think his burden of proof would be hard to show.
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Yes, based on the time elapsed and since he appears to have permitted you to title in your name without demanding title in both names at the time of giving you the money, it does tend to show a gift.

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