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My wife took over pmts on her brother in laws car. Now its in default and we are not sure what to do. Hes threatning a law suit

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We tryd contacting him for last 3 mths to no response. Now the lender sent him a letter now hes up in arms about it

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Why did your wife take over payments on the car? Why is the contract now in default? Is she unable to make the payments? If so, why doesn't she just give the car back to her brother-in-law and tell him is his car and he's now responsible for the payments. Under the facts you have presented, I don't see what he couuld be threatening suit over.

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