Los Angeles, CA asked in Libel & Slander, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for California

Q: My husband passed away, what is my best approach on retrieving my husbands car from the mistress?

My husband passed away (intestate, not in Probate) June 2018, we have 3 kids together, after his DOD, I ran a check on his vehicle title confirming that his name was solely on the Title. After the 40 day lapse, I went to the DMV with the Death Certificate & filled out the required forms, just to find out the car was transferred into the Mistress's name, who was already in possession of the car, title, registration & his wallet. Is it safe to suggest the act of conversion, forgery & providing false info to the DMV took place, and how shall I approach this situation. My 19 year old daughter already alerted her, by way of text, that what she did with the car was illegal, and my next move is to forward a Demand Letter, unless I can be advised something different with effective results.

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed

did your husband transfer title to her?

if not, did she forge his signature? if that is the case you may have to report to police.

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