My husband and I separated after 22 years together and are in the process of divorce. We bought a motorcycle together, I am on the title. He wants me off the title now. Can I make him buy me off the title?? We paid $12,000 for the bike but it's worth way more than that.
After 22 years of marriage there are likely many assets acquired during the marriage which need to be divided. Alimony may also be a appropriate. Simplistically, the motorcycle, subject to any loan on it, is half yours. If he wants it, he needs to pay you your half. You could force him to do that in the context of a divorce action. I believe you should consult an attorney who limits practice to divorce law about your whole situation.
I agree with Attorney Ehrich. You should seek counsel to help you better understand the equitable distribution process. If you are uninterested in any assets outside of your interst in the motorcycle, then to answer your question, you can certainly ask however much you'd like. Half of the value of the bike is most appropriate, but anything is negotiatble.
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Since Pennsylvania is an Equitable Distribution state,the Courts do not have to decide on a 50/50 split of marital assets.The Courts take into account a number of factors in determining the percentage of the division of the marital assets,including the respective economic positions of the parties.Without knowing additional information,it is impossible to know what is reasonable under your specific circumstances.You can certainly make him "buy you off the title" of the bike at it's present value as a general proposition,however.You need to consult with a Family Law attorney to determine the fairness of a percentage split and your possible entitlement to other assets.Good luck.
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