I met this guy who used me and manipulated me for three years. When I tried to leave him once before he destroyed my car , vandalizing it leaving over 10,000 dollars in damages. I had him arrested but regrettably took him back. When we went to court they ordered him to pay me 8,000 but told me to pay off the Harley motorcycle and write him a bill of sale. He gave me the money and I signed the bill of sale but then had me buy other stuff too which let me owing Harley 250.00 more dollars. He then took off with the bike.
I still owe 250.00 On the bike hold insurance on it and tags are still mine but he manipulated me in to the bill of sale. I was afraid to say no because I was afraid he would vandalize my new truck and destroy anything else I have. He has broken my ribs in the past and hurt me by destroying all my belongings to the point I have basically nothing.
I want to know since I signed a bill of sale even though more money is owed, and I have his text message saying he owes me 250.00 left, but hasn't paid that, meaning the contract isn't correct, can I take possession back?
I really am afraid if he knows, he might even destroy the bike. Please help me.
Regarding the bill of sale, a lot more information would be needed regarding whether your "manipulation" into giving him the bill of sale is legally recognized by the courts (ex: fraud; duress; etc.). It may be possible to reverse the transaction, but it requires a much more extensive analysis than what can be done on Avvo.
If you are genuinely concerned that he may cause harm to you, you can always apply for a protective order based on a fear of physical harm. It would not affect your rights and opportunity to reclaim the bike.
From what you posted, this situation is a lot more complicated in that it will likely require more confrontations, more emotional stress, and possibly more financial problems. Your best bet is to contact a family law or contracts attorney, and analyze your options.
This answer provides general advice and should not be understood as to create an attorney-client relationship between the questioner and the responding attorney.
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