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Question: Hello, My husband and I divorced after 46 years of marriage Jan 16,2014. We remained in the same home until I was hospitalized and then moved in with my daughter. My husband got our vehicles in the divorce. He has since passed away Jan of 2015. I found that the vehicles were never transferred from "or" status his name or my name. I am legally entitled to the vehicle. His son was named as the sole heir in his trust.

Answer:

After a Family Court judge issues a decree of divorce and and Order for property distribution to one spouse, the other spouse is obligated to have her name removed.  Otherwise, she could be held in “contempt” of court.  The vehicles with defective titles belong to the estate of the rightfully owning spouse, upon his death.  Presumably, the Personal Representative of the estate, after appointed by the Probate Court judge, will make arrangements with you to clear the vehicle titles, because this is one of his duties with respect to your ex-husband’s assets.

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  • Hello, My husband and I divorced after 46 years of marriage Jan 16,2014. We remained in the same home until I was hospitalized and then moved in with my daughter. My husband got our vehicles in the divorce. He has since passed away Jan of 2015. I found that the vehicles were never transferred from "or" status his name or my name. I am legally entitled to the vehicle. His son was named as the sole heir in his trust.

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