How can I get back a Nissan Versa from my Step-Daughter ?
2 attorney answers
Since your name is on the title of the vehicle, you will need to obtain minimal liability insurance on the car; otherwise, any insurance you have on other vehicles would be invalidated should something happen. There is a provision in your policy that requires you to maintain insurance on all vehicles you own. To obtain possession go to small claims court in your parish and have the clerk assist you with paperwork to seize the vehicle. The sheriff or constable will perform the seizure. Once done, you should be able to sell the vehicle and pay off the loan. Good luck.
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You posted your question under Tax. I have flagged as a litigation matter. I understand that a 3rd party, not on title nor a debtor on the loan, is in possession of the vehicle. You must maintain insurance on the vehicle. If you have not consented, your remedy will to file a replevin action in court. (contact your local legal aid). The other option is to report it as a theft, which may or may not be applicable on your facts.
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