Does a child who was given a car have any rights to the car if the title is in the parent's name? Like I said, the "child" here is not a minor, but in his late twenties.
If the title is in the parent's name, I am not sure how it was determined that the car belongs to the child. The name on that title indicates the owner. It may take a lawsuit with testimony from the individual who gave the child the car to resolve this. This may lead to awkward silences at family gatherings, however. Since this is a family situation, it may be a good idea to hire a mediator. A mediator can assist the parties in resolving the dispute without the costs of litigation in terms of time, money, and relationships.
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The title will normally determine ownership.
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