My daughter was given a car as a gift by her grandparents. The car is registered to me and my name is on the title. I have been paying for the upkeep and insurance since we received it. Do they have any right to it?
If the car is registered to you and your name is on the title, then the car is yours. It's not your daughter's or her grandparents or anyone else. It's yours, and you can do whatever you want with it. People who play games with cars by putting them in names that they don't really intend, run the risk of getting burned.
The grandparents could take you to court and try to prove that they never intended to give the car to you, but to your daughter. Then the next question is why did they put your name on the title?
If I were in your shoes, I'd sell the car and hold the money to pay for your daughter's college tuition.
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
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