Q: My boyfriend co-signed with me on the purchase of a vehicle, and we are both on title. I have made and continue to make
all the car payments, and we are both on the loan. My boyfriend died a couple years ago, and I now want to put the vehicle in only my name, except motor vehicle requires a copy of the death certificate, which the family will not give me. What recourse do I have to require them to give me a copy of the death certificate?
A: You will need to file suit to compel either the executor/administrator or the ap-ropriate government official to release a death certificate. Speak to an attorney with estate experience.
A: You need to meet with an estate planning lawyer to educate you on what steps you need to take to transfer the title to the car into your name alone. While you may have made all of the payments, my concern is whether his estate makes a claim against you for their "share" of the value of the vehicle. Dont proceed blindly on this issue.
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