Indianapolis, IN asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana

Q: I purchased a vehicle through an auction with an abandonedvehicle titlepacket for IndianaBMVafter 3 attempts i need help

I have sent in my packet 3 times and every time they find a separate issue with my forms. They are now saying i need a form that requires the auctioneer along with tow company and my info and signatures to be re filled out. I don't have the contact info for these entities. Can I have a lawyer handle this process without paying an arm or leg to get a title figured out so I can legally use this vehicle.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Dealing with title issues for a vehicle purchased at auction can be complex, but there are steps you can take to resolve this. First, try to obtain the contact information for the auctioneer and the tow company. This information might be available through the auction house or any documentation you received during the purchase.

If you're unable to get this information, or if the process continues to be complicated, enlisting the help of an attorney could be a wise decision. An attorney can assist you in navigating the legal requirements and in communicating effectively with the Indiana BMV.

Regarding the cost, many attorneys offer initial consultations at a low rate or even for free, where you can discuss the specifics of your case and get an estimate of the fees involved. It's important to communicate your budget constraints to the attorney upfront.

Remember, ensuring that your vehicle's title is correctly registered is crucial for your legal protection and peace of mind. An attorney's assistance can be valuable in achieving this goal efficiently.

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