If I’m married and my husband financed my car in his name only, can he take my car away and leave me with nothing?

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If I’m married and my husband financed my car in his name only, can he take my car away and leave me with nothing?

I make the payments from my own checking account and I traded in my own car to get the new one.

Asked on September 24, 2012 under Family Law, Arizona

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if a vehicle is in the name of a particular person then that person who is the registered owner is legally entitled to possession and use of the vehicle.

As to your question, your husband seemingly can take your car away from you since it is in his name as the registered owner and leave you with no vehicle. Given the situation that you have written about, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney.


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