My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: virginia
Hello. My mother passed away over a year ago leaving behind four adult children. Recently three of us became aware that the other signed a sworn statement at DMV claiming to be the sole surviving heir and got my mother's car titled solely in his name. He then went and took a title loan on the car (at one of those title loan places).
There are two issues here:
1 - the fraudulent title of the vehicle, and
2 - the fraudulently obtained loan.
Since the loan was fraudulently obtained, is there any recourse for having the vehicle released from the lien and properly titled, yet still make him responsible for repayment of the loan? We don't want to get him off the hook for repayment, however, it's not fair that the other three cannot use the vehicle (or sell it if we, as a group decide to), because of his fraud. Please advise.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention.