There was a verbal agreement, with a couple text messages to specify dates and partial permissions to the situation, in which I had agreed to purchase a car fully in my name for my roommate [HER/SHE] (now ex-roommate) given that she would pay for everything on time every month AND file for bankruptcy within that month, then in 1 year we would refinance the vehicle into her name. I saw that verbal agreements are not binding if the terms take longer than 1 year to carry-out. The car was purchased in October of 2018, and by December of 2018, she still had not filed for her bankruptcy... Therefore making the "verbal agreement" void by adding an extra 2 months (minimum, I still do not know 100% if she has filed). I tried to speak with her to get my vehicle back, and she refused to return it, and I have spoken with the police as well and they said I needed to take this to civil court due to the verbal agreement.
She has also gotten a ticket which I ended up receiving in the mail with a photo of the vehicle, and she has damaged the vehicle already.
I moved this question to Lawsuits and Disputes as it is more of a question pertaining to suing your roommate in order to recover the vehicle. It does not seem like you are asking a question relative to a bankruptcy case.
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I'm a little confused... the car is in your name but your roommate drives it? I believe it is your car under law. I don't know why the police couldn't take of this. That doesn't make sense. Maybe you should contact a local attorney and pay for a consultation.
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Who is making payments?How much equity do you have in the car? I suspect that you will need tofile a civil suit to recover the car. Sounds like a Judge Judy case to me.
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