Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Illinois

My boyfriend purchased a car for me this year as a gift. After a breakup can he just take the car back or is can this be fought in court?

Asked on 10/28/13, 12:31 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Henry Repay Law Offices of Henry Repay

If a gift was completed, it is yours. The issue may be more a matter of arguing about the intent. Was the car titled in your name or his? See an attorney.

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Answered on 10/28/13, 1:39 pm
Walter Palmer Law Office of Walter Palmer

What he said.

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Answered on 10/28/13, 2:48 pm

I agree too. And if you were the judge and you were in front of me in court and you told me that story, and your boyfriend claimed the gift was in contemplation of marriage and you broke off the engagement, I might just say he gets the car back if there is ANY evidence to support his position, such as how it is titled, registered, who knew about it and testifies with him, any correspondence about it, did he keep a set of keys, etc. etc. etc. See an attorney.

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Answered on 10/28/13, 4:48 pm


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