My question involves traffic tickets and boots from the state of: PA
I wasn't married to someone but close enough to go in together on a car loan.
Between the 2 of us we made the payments fine but we split up in November. At that moment, my use of car ceased. I moved in with my folks and got a car of my own and in my name in January. It wasn't a friendly split but I still wanted a smooth transition, so I said "take the van...but you gotta pay for it." which she said she would and she took my name off the insurance (which is in her name) to save money
The rege, title and loan are in both names
Upon the split, I tried to get my name off it as much as possible but there was no way, I couldn't get my name off the registration unless the title changed to just her name, which required refinancing. Nobody took it on and the place who holds the lien doesn't refinance their own vehicles, so I could never take my name off of it.
From the moment I moved on, she accrued a few tickets and apparently thought they'd go away if ignored. As well as the car payments.
I found out that there is now a boot on the vehicle and required a certain amount to take off.
Since I wasn't able to get my name off of it, the tickets are in my name as well as hers, but I don't feel I should have to pay a dime of it, because I haven't lived at the registered residence, and I sure as heck didn't drive it. I have my own car in my name registered at a different residence, but here I am catching heat for tickets for violations I have nothing to do with despite my efforts of getting my name off the vehicle to avoid this exact situation.
I understand the lien holder is looking to get money to get the boot off and repossess the vehicle...which will hurt my credit, but at least this registration nightmare will be over, but if they can't I'm afraid of my liability with these damn tickets
(Aside from adjustment to my judgment on who I go in on car loans with from now on)