Franklin, NC asked in Divorce for North Carolina

Q: is it ok for a husband to take the keys out of car of wife in north carolina

It is registered in his name, but it is the vehicle I drive. I have no way to leave the house

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: 'OK' is a matter of subjective opinion - some people will say it is totally cool and others that it is a douchey thing for him to have done (unless he had good cause such as preventing you from driving drunk). However, if what you are really asking is whether he can do it without getting into legal trouble, the answer is likely yes, as at this point, the car is likely marital property and each of you has as much right to it as the other (unless it was his car prior to the marriage). You could likely benefit from a consultation with a local family law attorney who can review your specific situation in detail and lay out your options for you. Best of luck.

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