Is it considered stealing property out of a car in my name.

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Is it considered stealing property out of a car in my name.

Divorced since March 2019. His car is in my name, my car in his. I got the car in his name in divorce. He got car in my name in divorce. The car he got in divorce is registered to me. Am I able to be arrested for taking items out of the car that is titled and registered only in my name, which he was awarded in divorce but still registered to me? There is no proof these items were ever in the car. It’s also 2 straw hats, 2 shirts both from a promotional event, which were free for attending, and a couple pictures that were in my house, in which I was awarded everything in the house.

Asked on May 11, 2019 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Property being in a car does NOT make that property the property of the car's owner; rather, the personal items in the car belong to whomever they belong to, regardless of car ownership. You may take anything in the car that is indisputably yours.


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