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bought a car with my ex partner with our savings she has kept

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bought a car with my ex partner with our savings she has kept it and now is selling it i have asked for half of the profit? car is in her name
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you an answer tailored to your circumstances, I will just need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

How can I help with this?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

she is refusing to give up half of the money

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Is she saying it was a gift to her?

How much did you pay roughly?

I'm just trying to see whether you can reclaim the car.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

bought together with our savings not a gift

paid £2200 now worth about £1500

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
You do have a claim against her.

Obviously only one person can keep the car but she cannot just remove the car from you and offer no compensation at all.

You can sue her here

For half the value.

She may well try to argue that it was a gift but given the value of the car and that it was bought from a joint savings account there isn't really any realistic prospect of that being accepted.

The fact that its in her name proves nothing. It had to be registered to one of you.

Hope this helps.