Can I sell a vehicle that was purchased with my inheritance money while we were married?
Question Details: My husband left me and the only way I can get my electric turned back on is by selling the truck. I bought it for him with my inheritance money but his name is the only one on the title. however, he didn't take it when he left and I can provide proof of him admitting that I bought it with my inheritance money, with no help from him. We are not divorced yet but he plans on getting an attorney down the road.
The problem is, regardless of the fact that you used your inheritance money, you put his name on the title--and in fact, his name is the only one on the title. That means that you have no legal right to sell it: you cannot sell (you simply can't; the law doesn't let you legally sell) a vehicle titled to--which means owned by--another person. He is the owner; you are not.
Once you put the car in yout husband's name, it became his. This is true no matter where the money to ourchase it came form. It will be considered to be a gift. Accordingly, have no legal right to sell it.
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