Can my husband make me give him my car if it’s in his name?

My husband and I are separated, he is
saying I have to give him the car i
drive because he’s going to sell it.
What can i do? I make the payments on
it.

Asked on December 18, 2017 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the car was purchased during the marriage then it is assumed to be marital property for distribution in the event of a divorce.  If you have retained a lawyer then I would strongly suggest that you consult him or her about the next step to insure he does not do anything to compromise ANY of the marital assets  - his pension, life insurance, etc. - to your detriment.  Tite of the asset has nothing to do with ownership in a divorce.  Good luck.


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