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If you report your car stolen which is your name but in possession of your estranged wife will she be arrested?

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2011-06-01 13:59:23
2011-06-01 13:59:23

It depends upon the laws of the state in which your live and the circumstances under which she obtained the vehicle. If the couple live in a community property state, then it is irrelevant whose name is on the title of the car, as such states deem that both spouses own property obtained during the marriage equally and are equally responsible for debts incurred in the marriage. Even if they do not reside in a CP state, if there has not been a final decision on "who gets what" she has not broken any laws.

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