Only married 6 months. While married, I took my personal IRA funds received before marriage and bought used car from a private owner. Asked spouse to register it in both our names but he purposely registered it only in his name saying he misunderstood my instructions. Found out he immediately took the car without my knowledge to a car loan company and borrowed 3 grand on it. He has no intention of paying loan off. He just used money to gamble with.
This week I left him and moved to my parent's home. He told me to take my car, and he watched me drive away. I'm going to file for divorce on Monday, but now he is threatening to report car stolen & have me arrested if I don't return it to him asap . Can he do this now or even after I file for divorce? He said he wont sign divorce papers anyway.
You have a meeting with your divorce lawyer tomorrow? If that's the case, speak with your lawyer about how to handle it so it doesn't confuse the issues in your case. If he does call the police, just tell them that you're going through a divorce and that he told you one thing and did another. It doesn't matter if he doesn't want to sign the divorce papers. California is a no fault divorce state. In other words, he can't force you to stay married to him. Your lawyer will reviw this with you.
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The police will investigate before they accept a false report from him. If he somehow convinces the police to file against you he will be subject to being arrested for false charges. He sounds like a bully. Get a divorce attorney today who will set this guy straight. You can get divorced without his signature anyway.
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