car getting repossesed.

My former wife and I bought a car. In our divorce papers it says that I was to make the payments for one year and then she is to take over the payments. She is not doing so and has told me she is going to let the car get repossesed. I no longer want the car and can’t afford the payments myself. Is there anything that I can do? I don’t want this going against my credit.

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If her making the payments was something that the divorce specifically called for her to do than you can make a motion with the court to compel her to follow through with what was specified in the divorce papers.

you might want to contact the attorney who handled the case. They know the specifics and can make the appropriate motion to ensure things are handled as well as can be and that your credit isn't injured by your ex wife's blatant disregard for a court order


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