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I have a car that I own and my name is ***** ***** title but I gave permission to a man to drive it but now he is sleeping with another woman and I want my car back. What can I do to get it back because he may not give me the keys and title which is in my name

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Missouri and 2008

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No I don't think so

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I am sorry to hear of the trouble, but I have information you will find helpful.

Assuming you can not just find it and drive it away, which is your right to do, when someone holds your property, after obtaining possession lawfully, the legal remedy is to file for a writ of replevin (called a "turnover order" in some jurisdictions) in the state and county where the property is being held. That is a petition where you ask a judge to restore possession to you of your property being held by someone else. The order to restore possession is under threat of being held in contempt. The court also has discretion to order money damages for the loss of use.

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