Vehicles considered Joint Marital Property


#1

My husband has come and taken my car from the grocery store parking lot. We are in the middle of a separation but no ED has been legally done yet. Since the car is in MY name, but I bought it while we were together is it considered JMP? Can he just take it? How do I get it back?


#2

If you bought it while married, with marital funds, then it is marital property regardless of the name on the title.


#3

As it is JMP, his taking of the car is not stealing and what he did was probably perfectly legal. He must have followed you, been driven by a friend to the parking lot, and waited for you to go into the store. Can you just take it back or take his car?


#4

He parked it at the house I no longer live at so if I go on the property he can get me for Domestic Criminal Trespassing… or so he says.