My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Washington State
Two years ago my current fiancÚ got a divorce. In the divorce it is clearly stated that the husband gets this certain vehicle. Now fast forward to 3 days ago. She just received a notice from a collection agency that this vehicle was towed, and impounded and auctioned off sometime in the last six months. No money was owed on this vehicle at the time of divorce so it’s not like there was joint debt or anything. At the time of the divorce she had a restraining order on her husband (now ex). Somehow her name got left on the title so the towing company and collection agency are going after her for 1500 dollars. Why not her ex I don’t know. Maybe they tried and couldn’t get a hold of him. What are her rights here? She didn’t fill out anything because of the restraining order on him. So it’s not like she could go to the DMV office with him to get her name off. She has not seen this vehicle for over 2 years and had nothing to do with this mess. The vehicle has been in his possession since the divorce. Is she going to have to pay and then take him to small claims court? Or should she try fighting the collection agency in court?