Is a car defined as marital property?

The title is in my soon-to-be ex-husband's name, but when we were together, we used it as a family car. Would it still be considered marital property?

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“Generally, cars are considered marital property and when you divide your assets, whatever equity you have invested in the vehicle will be parcelled equally. The loan, if you have one, may also be subject to equal distribution.
If both of you agree that one of you should keep the car, this can make the divisions more straightforward. If you want to keep it, you will have to transfer the title, registration, and car insurance payments into your name.
Whether you keep the vehicle or buy a new car, you will want to review your car insurance policy. Divorce can affect your rates, so it’s a good time to shop around and make sure you’re getting the best deals.
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Sophie Newman
Answered on Aug 09, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
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