New York, NY asked in Divorce and Civil Rights for New York

Q: my car is registered to my ex boyfriend is there any possible way I can get it back?

he's threatening to take it from me but I bought it

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1 Lawyer Answer
Carmen M. Rodriguez
Carmen M. Rodriguez
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I am sorry you are going through this.

Here are a few thoughts, and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of considerations:

Do you have any receipts or proof of payment(s)?

Are you still paying for the car?

Why did you register it in his name?

Did he have better credit?

Was this a gift? If so, did you file a gift tax receipt (the giver pays the gift tax if over $15,000)

Was this an offset to a loan or an amount he gave to you?

I wish there were a clear answer, but hopefully, this will give you a place to start.

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