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Q: If a land owner gave me permission to remove a car from his property can the owner file charges on me

My father passed away in January and left my brother as executor of a trust. He got greedy and kept everything except an old classic car my father was storing in his friends garage. It’s been almost 8 months and the friend told me if my brother didn’t come get the car to just take it. Now my brother is pursuing charges against me. I don’t want to give the car back. And police have been by the house a couple times, should I talk to them? The car had no title or paperwork nor do they know where my father bought the car. They actually think the car is even a different color than it is.

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Charles Watts
Charles Watts
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Contact a attorney in person to discuss the specifics of your case. There seems to be a lot of moving parts in your case and you need to have good representation.

Anna L Self
Anna L Self
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You stated that your brother "got greedy" and kept everything. Do you have reason to believe that the trust states that you get property? If so, you should contact an attorney to file a petition with the court to review the trust to determine if the property is supposed to go to your brother or if you are entitled to property.

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