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Hi! I actually have a question about car ownership

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Michigan and it is from 2008

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
here’s whats happening. For just over two years now my girlfriend has driven a car, a 2008 Aura to be exact. She has also been the person that is paying for the loan. However her dad’s name is ***** ***** loan and it is on the title of the car. Her mother and her father are now becoming estranged and are getting divorced in the near future. This is due to the fact that the father is cheating on the mother. Because of this my girlfriend would like to take her father’s name off of the title. This is all made more urgent by the fact that the license plate is up for renewal and he refuses to give her the paperwork in order to renew her license plate. Is there any legal options we have to force him to give her at least he paperwork, at best the title to the car
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 1 month ago
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 1 month ago

You would have to sue dad to have his name removed off the title - but since it is HIS car (as well or solely - you haven't stated if your gf's name is ***** ***** the car) there's no basis for a court to force his removal from title.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
rather than sue is there anything we can do to force him to give registration papers to us just so we can get the license plate? And would it matter in the civil suit if she is the one who always drives it and it paying for the insurance and car?
Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 1 month ago

If the car is in his name then it's HIS car to do with as he pleases. Perhaps if mom STOPS paying for the insurance and the car that is HIS he might not be quite so interested in withholding the documents but there is no way to FORCE him to give up those documents other than litigation. Does that make sense?

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