Corpus Christi, TX asked in Divorce and Family Law for Colorado

Q: can I get my money back for a car that was always a gift?

I was a stay-at-home wife for 10 years in 2021 my ex bought me a car as a gift of $750. Per month he made the payments from a separate account it never came out of the joint account I have a joint account yearly statement for 2021/2022 on 7/5/2022 we separated in September I was being forced to make payments otherwise my ex would hold back allowance During mediation he gave me the car as a gift can I get that money back?

also during this time, my ex put me in debt to the amount of about $6000. can I get this money back?

I have bank statements emails and text messages to prove my case .

Thank you so much

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Sabra M. Janko
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: It is unclear where you are in the case. You are required to comply with any mediated agreement or court order. It is also not clear what you mean by the fact that he "put you in debt". A gift can either be to one party or to the marriage so it would be necessary to present evidence if there is a dispute about the nature of a gift. It sound like he may not agree that the gift was solely to you.

Christopher N. Little
Christopher N. Little
  • Centennial, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Hi There,

I completely appreciate that domestic relations cases are complex and applying the law to a specific set of circumstances can be tricky - much of the reason that attorneys will specialize in a certain field of law (as opposed to practicing across many of them). I also understand that it can be difficult to know what exactly to communicate to get an answer to your question(s). Unfortunately, there is a bit too much missing information and context in your post to give you a meaningful and helpful response. I highly suggest that you schedule a consultation (many of them are free), to have an attorney qualified to practice law in Colorado review your case and give you better-tailored insight and direction.

I sincerely wish you only the absolute best!

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