For various reasons, sometimes the owner of a car, truck, motorcycle, or other kind of vehicle find that they cannot obtain the title necessary to register the vehicle.  Sometimes the previous owner has lost the title or the new owner lost the title shortly after sale.  Sometimes a vehicle that isn't required to be licensed in one state but is required to be licensed in another.  There are even cases of historic vehicles that had title in the first place or rebuilt vehicles that need a new title because the Vehicle Identification Numbers on the various parts do not match.

In any case, the legal remedy for obtaining title when the state won't do so voluntarily is to file a declaratory judgment suit against the state requesting that the vehicle be issued a new title.  In most cases, previous interested parties, like former owners, have to be listed as parties to the lawsuit and this requirement can add additional time and cost to the lawsuit.

If you need assistance with this issue, give us a call and we can help.  Just remember that the value of the vehicle should probably be more than the cost of paying an attorney and the costs of filing the lawsuit in the first place.  For many clients in this area, we always advise that if there is simply an issue of a lost title and they can reach the former owner, to attempt to have a title reissued to the former owner and then transferred to the new owner -- so that the cost of litigation can avoided.


Car Title -  Quite Title & Declaratory Judgments
Car Title -  Quite Title & Declaratory Judgments
For various reasons, sometimes the owner of a car, truck, motorcycle, or other kind of vehicle find that they cannot obtain the title necessary to register the vehicle.  Sometimes the previous owner has lost the title or the new owner lost the title shortly after sale.  Sometimes a vehicle that isn't required to be licensed in one state but is required to be licensed in another.  There are even cases of historic vehicles that had title in the first place or rebuilt vehicles that need a new title because the Vehicle Identification Numbers on the various parts do not match.

In any case, the legal remedy for obtaining title when the state won't do so voluntarily is to file a declaratory judgment suit against the state requesting that the vehicle be issued a new title.  In most cases, previous interested parties, like former owners, have to be listed as parties to the lawsuit and this requirement can add additional time and cost to the lawsuit.

If you need assistance with this issue, give us a call and we can help.  Just remember that the value of the vehicle should probably be more than the cost of paying an attorney and the costs of filing the lawsuit in the first place.  For many clients in this area, we always advise that if there is simply an issue of a lost title and they can reach the former owner, to attempt to have a title reissued to the former owner and then transferred to the new owner -- so that the cost of litigation can avoided.
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Car Title -  Quite Title & Declaratory Judgments
For various reasons, sometimes the owner of a car, truck, motorcycle, or other kind of vehicle find that they cannot obtain the title necessary to register the vehicle.  Sometimes the
previous owner has lost the title or the new owner lost the title shortly after sale.  For various reasons, sometimes the owner of a car, truck, motorcycle, or other kind of vehicle find that they cannot obtain the title necessary to register the vehicle.  Sometimes the previous owner has lost the title or the new owner lost the title shortly after sale.  Sometimes a vehicle that isn't required to be licensed in one state but is required to be licensed in another.  There are even cases of historic vehicles that had title in the first place or rebuilt vehicles that need a new title because the Vehicle Identification Numbers on the various parts do not match.

In any case, the legal remedy for obtaining title when the state won't do so voluntarily is to file a declaratory judgment suit against the state requesting that the vehicle be issued a new title.  In most cases, previous interested parties, like former owners, have to be listed as parties to the lawsuit and this requirement can add additional time and cost to the lawsuit.

If you need assistance with this issue, give us a call and we can help.  Just remember that the value of the vehicle should probably be more than the cost of paying an attorney and the costs of filing the lawsuit in the first place.  For many clients in this area, we always advise that if there is simply an issue of a lost title and they can reach the former owner, to attempt to have a title reissued to the former owner and then transferred to the new owner -- so that the cost of litigation can avoided.


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Traffic Attorney on Google+
Ludeman Law Firm Blog on WordPress
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