Can my ex-boyfriend take my car if both of our names is on the loan and I have made all the payments?

I believe that both of our names are on the title.

Asked on February 19, 2013 under Business Law, Missouri


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written here you both seems to have equal rights and responsibilities with regard to this car.  He can not transfer the title with out your signature but he has the same rights as you do to drive the vehicle.  SInce you have made all the payments, etc., it may be a good idea to consider suing him for his half of the payments that you made. He may not wish to pay that amount so he may consider settling the suit by signing over his half.  The only problem that could arise is with the bank calling in the loan.  Speak with an attorney about strategy.  Good luck.

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