Can I get a car title for a car that was filed under bankruptcy? 8 Answers as of April 15, 2011

I filed bankruptcy over 7 years ago and they have not come to get the car. Is there anyway I can get a title for it?

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Benson Law Firm
Benson Law Firm | David Benson
How to get title to a vehicle is a matter of state law on certificates of motor vehicle title, not federal bankruptcy law. However, here's what I would do: Send the company a letter by registered mail, telling them they have 30 days to remove the car. If they fail to retrieve it, then file with the state titling agency to get a title as an abandoned vehicle.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 4/15/2011
Carballo Law Offices
Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
No unless the bank is willing to release its lien. Contact the bank and offer some money to get the bank lien released.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/14/2011
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
You would have to reopen the bankruptcy case, file a motion to redeem it for $1.00, and as a part of the order on that motion - get the clerk of the court to sign the title over to you. Not easy, but it can be done.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/15/2011
Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed
Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed | Robert Weed
You can reopen the bankruptcy and file a motion to redeem the car. The judge will set a value and if you pay off the value, they are required to send you the title. I sometimes see creditors who never bothered to get the car pop up and fight over the value.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 4/14/2011
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall
Bankruptcy Law office of Bill Rubendall | William M. Rubendall
To get titleof a carafter a debt has been discharged in bankruptcy the full amount of the loan and any collection charges must be paid in full.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/15/2011
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    You should talk to your attorney who handled the case. You technically don't own the car.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/14/2011
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    If you reaffirmed the debt and paid the debt off then yes you can get a title. If no reaffirmation and no payments then no, you can never get a title.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 4/15/2011
    The Doan Law Firm
    The Doan Law Firm | Shawn Doan
    You can contact the lender and see if they are willing to accept a nominal amount in exchange for signing over the title.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/15/2011
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