My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: California or Arizona
About 6 months ago, i purchased a 2008 Polaris Quad that has very little useage and had been in storage for many years. A neighbor had it by the road with a for sale sign on it. She was selling it for her friend who got a better job in a city that is 3 hours away; we live in an agricultural community with lots of places to ride. Before purchasing the quad, the owner told me that I might not be able to register it because she did not know what would happen because the quad was once registered (i think in Arizona) to her exhusband who purchased it using "revolving credit" but he did not pay off the debt. The lady said in her final divorce settlement, the judge ordered her exhusband to pay the remaining balance for the quad, but the judge gave her possession of the quad (i am assuming to do what she wants with it).
She has no communication with her ex-husband. She offered to give me a copy of her divorce papers to show the judge gave her possession of the quad.
I have no paperwork on the quad. I would like to begin the process of obtaining a title for it and an off-road sticker through DMV; however, i am worried a problem may arise with the exhusband's failure to pay the credit used to buy the quad. I can ask her to provide me with a notarized statement along with the judge's orders giving her possession. Would this be enough? I live in California, but my drivers license is issued out of ARizona, which is about 10 miles from where i live.
any advice on how to begin? or should i?