Have Car Will Travel-Changing the Title to the Car After the Divorce

How do you change the title to the car that is awarded to you in your divorce?  It’s actually pretty simple.  If the title is in your name alone, then do nothing.  If the car is titled in the other party’s name or in both names, then you must transfer the title to your name alone.

Car with key Transferring the title from the other party to you: In the “Buyer” transfer section of the car title you write your name. The other party signs in “Seller” transfer section of the car title.  Take the title to the DMV to transfer title.

If the car is titled in your name and the other party’s name, then you sign in the “Buyer” transfer section of the car title; and, both you and the other party sign in the “Seller” transfer section of the car title.  Take the title to the DMV to transfer title.

If you’ve lost the car title, then to: http://www.dmv.org and navigate to “replacing a lost title.”

Note: Transferring the title to the car doesn’t change any terms of the car loan.  The party responsible for the car loan is still responsible. Any liability for the car loan should have been worked out in the divorce settlement and memorialized in the Court’s divorce decree.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Family Lawyer and Mediator

kaw@katewillmorelaw.com

Copyright 2013

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

One Response to “Have Car Will Travel-Changing the Title to the Car After the Divorce”

  1. Reblogged this on Kate Willmore Law Blog and commented:

    How Do I Change Title to a Car After a Minnesota Divorce? I am often asked the foregoing question. This post will help you change title to a car after a divorce in Minnesota. Worth a another read.

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