She took the Keys to our car


If you own the vehicle, it is legal for you to obtain a duplicate key and use it.

David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I work and my wife does not. She has the keys to our vehicle and will not give them to me. (We are still living together; however, seperation is a likely possibility)

I had to walk 2 miles this morning to catch a bus to work.

We have another vehicle my wife would like me to use however the brakes are bad and it stalls out often. I fear for my life driving in this vehicle.

Would it be legal for me to get a key from the dealer for this vehicle and use this vehicle as I feel I need it as is titled in both our names. (The dealer said they could cut me a new key)