Q: Can I still get half value of a vehicle after divorce?
My ex husband and I have been officially divorced for about 3 years. While we were married we purchased a newer vehicle together in both of our names. We chose not to fight over anything but he wanted the car. I signed my name off of the loan, but the registration and title was still under the both of us. When buying the car, I traded in my own vehicle along with a down payment. He now wants to sell it but needs me to sign off on the title. Would I be able to get half the value of the trade since I have put more money into the vehicle as a whole? The car I originally owned was traded for $9000 and I also put down about $1000. Do I have to sign the title so he can get a new vehicle? Or can I request money in return?
A: It depends on exactly how you resolved the car issue in connection with the divorce. Was there a written settlement agreement? A court order concerning property distribution? The only way t know how you might proceed with this issue is to have a private consultation with an experienced family law attorney.
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