My question involves divorce in the State of: California
I am trying to assist my friend with her divorce and I think I may be on the right track but I want to confirm some things..
She is divorcing her husband after a short marriage with no real estate/mortgage, with 2 vehicles both still under liens, and pets.
The divorce should be fairly simple, but the husband (respondent) is not very happy about it all, so I want to answer her questions wisely. Both vehicles are held under liens, and I believe that both of their names are on them. When they initially split they each agreed to take one of the vehicles and she would work on getting her's refinanced into her name only. He is now saying that if she doesn't refinance in a certain period of time then he is going to "take" the car from her so that she can't stop paying on it and screw his credit. I just want to confirm that if the vehicle is in both of their names that one spouse cannot just 'take" it??? If it were in his name alone, then he would be able to take it?
Second question, how do divorces work with dogs??? The dog was always hers (admitted by both of them throughout the marriage)... but she is concerned about whether or not he can "take" the dog being that the adoption papers were in his name... She has already moved out with the dog... I know it seems silly, but where do pets fall into divorce agreements?