I have a car and the title is in my name. Does my wife have rights to that vehicle?

Is everything in our maggiage half hers
including car if it in my name?

Asked on June 21, 2016 under Family Law, Virginia


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Titles are not dispostive.  What is dispositive is when and how an item was obtained.  If the car was purchased during the marriage with community funds, then the vehicle will be a community asset subject to division during the marriage... regardless of the name on the title.
If you got the car prior to marriage and it's in your name alone... then it's not half hers.  It's still your car, even if your wife files for divorce.

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