Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in California

My husband died. He was the only person on the car loan. The lien holder notified the IRS that they had discharged the debt. Can I get title to the car?

Asked on 10/17/13, 10:48 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Carl Starrett Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II

They still have an enforceable lien on the the car. They wrote off the debt for tax purposes, but that to doesn't impact the lien.

In order to get the title, you'll need to negotiate the terms of a release of the lien.

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Answered on 10/18/13, 8:50 am

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