What has to happen when buying a car but it is in a trust? 14 Answers as of April 10, 2014

I am trying to buy a car and it is in a trust. What do I do to buy the car?

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Have the trustee sign the pink slip.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/10/2014
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
The trustee of the trust, the trust being the seller, must pass title to you the buyer, in exchange for a check made payable to the trustee, on behalf of the trust, the trustee being responsible to deposit the funds in the trust checking account , for the eventual benefit of the beneficiaries.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/10/2014
Robert E. Giffin | Robert E. Giffin CPA
Buy it from the trustee of the trust.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
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James M. Chandler | James M. Chandler
The trustor can transfer the title.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/10/2014
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
The Trustee would sign the title over to you on behalf of the Trust.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/10/2014
    Sebby Law Office
    Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
    Buying a car from a trust is pretty much like buying a car from any other private party. Work with the trustee to complete the deal.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 4/9/2014
    Minor, Bandonis and Haggerty, P.C.
    Minor, Bandonis and Haggerty, P.C. | Brian Haggerty
    Same as buying from anybody else, except that the seller will be the trustee of the trust. If you're concerned, have the trustee give you a Certification and Memorandum of Trust along with the title, showing that the person signing as trustee is the person with the power to sell the vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/9/2014
    Ashcraft & Ashcraft, Ltd.
    Ashcraft & Ashcraft, Ltd. | Randall C. Romei
    The Trustee would sign the transfer papers in the same manner as an individual. If the trust is not yet identified as the owner on the title certificate then the trust must file the proper papers with the Secretary of State to have a new Title Certificate issued and then the trustee can transfer the title to you as part of the sale.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/9/2014
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