My granddaughter and her husband jointly purchased a vehicle. They are now divorced: It became final today. He took the Tahoe and has gone off to another state, supposedly. I want to find out what can be done, since he has abandoned her and their one year old child. Left, taking their vehicle, leaving her with no place to go but her mom and dads. He has not paid tickets selfish, has not given her any money for diapers and milk. He has not paid insurance on it and the tag may be expired, and when he left he had no license in his possession. He was supposed to give her $3000 towards getting a car. Now she finds out that she is held responsible for a non insurable, useless to her, to find an auto, tags and such, in order to get it home. He has also NOT paid the monthly notes. It is not fair, she is the one suffering and he is off absolutely free. Also, He has been ordered to pay child-support through DHS, which he has not done. The vehicle in question is being sought after for repossession.
If the divorce was final today, there was a division of property in the divorce that should address all property. As for child support, a private attorney can seek a contempt action or you can wait for DHS to bring an action on her behalf.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but instead need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice.
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