Asked in Civil Litigation for Colorado

Q: If a title to a vehicle has two names on it, the first name being mine, then under, that is my boyfriends name.

The vehicle insurance is in my name only because he does not have a license hind one that pays for everything. Does he have a legal right to take my car in a separation?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Colorado, if a vehicle title has two names on it, both individuals typically have an ownership interest in the vehicle. The specific rights of each person might depend on how the names are connected on the title. If it says "AND" between the names, both parties typically must agree to any major decisions, like selling the car. If it says "OR", then either party can typically make decisions individually. In the context of a separation, if there's a dispute over the vehicle, it might be treated as joint property. However, the specifics can vary based on any agreements made between the parties or other evidence of intent regarding ownership. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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