Milton, PA asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I sue my grandmother for taking the car I pay matienence on?

She used the stimulus check money to buy me the car. She also gave me $1000 towards a car for my 16th birthday. I have been using the car to transport me from home to work, and my other work too. I work two jobs. She took the car from me and refuses to tell me where it is. I have been putting gas in it, getting repairs done, and paying for the inspection on it.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: If the car's title is in your grandmother's name, she is legally recognized as the owner. Paying for maintenance, gas, or other expenses does not necessarily confer ownership rights. That being said, if you can prove with documentation or other evidence that there was an understanding or agreement (even a verbal one) that the car was given or intended to be yours, you might have a case. This could include messages, notes, or any proof of her intent to gift the car to you for your birthday or with the stimulus check.

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