Legal-Ease: What happens to the car?

Many people in northwest Ohio own motor vehicles, which means that many people pass away while owning a motor vehicles.

Just like bank accounts, motor vehicles can be co-owned in survivorship. However, government-required forms may need to be signed by both vehicle owners at multiple times.

There are certainly challenges that can come up when someone dies while in ownership of a motor vehicle.

In our region, almost all of us use motor vehicles. Therefore, understandably, many of us pass away while owning motor vehicles.

Like bank accounts, vehicles can be co-owned in survivorship. However, for jointly owned vehicles, registrations and various other circumstances, government-required forms may need to be signed by both owners at multiple, different times.

Read more about what happens to a motor vehicle after its owner dies in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: What happens to the car?

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: What happens to the car?” by Lee R. Schroeder, April 28, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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