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Old 06-08-2015, 05:00 PM
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The only way I can think of is to out you down as a co-owner that way she just couldn't sell the car because your name is on the title.

As for registration there has to be something simular to what a lease company does. I mean technically you don't own the car they hold the title and you have to pay registration and insure it. They never get sued for something you did.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:27 PM
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Buy them monthly bus passes.
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Buy the car in your their name with you as lien holder and pay to have their own insurance with you named?
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jw38 View Post
The only way to completely remove yourself from liability is to sign the title over to another party.

No offense, but you're going to buy a car for someone and then just give it to them, knowing full-well that they won't maintain insurance on it?
Put the title in his name?

Nevermind, why does she keep selling stuff? seems odd... drug/drinking issues?

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Old 06-08-2015, 06:52 PM
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stop enabling them.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by nypearson View Post
"Scourge" liberals are a scourge, uninsured drivers are a very small percentage of drivers. Don't be an enabler though, sounds like they need a wake up call. Maybe this is it.
I won't disagree with the first part of your statement, but we have a lot of scourges.

I don't know what New York is doing to get their rate down to an estimated 5%, but between a law that doesn't have enough teeth and a number of demographic factors, we're sitting on an estimated 24% here...And, of course, they're also heavily biased towards being lousy drivers and broke (i.e., judgment-proof).
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.Nubain View Post
Why reward irresponsible/deadbeat people with a vehicle. Tell them to get a taxi or take a bike until they learn not to blow all their money on making babies smokes, weed and Point beer. With two people working living in WI there is no excuse to not have insurance. You seem like a nice guy, don't enable bad behavior. Speaking from a former deadbeat, they'll NEVER learn if people do it for them all the time

Seriously ....

I know you are trying to help ... but it won't work ... best to stay removed and let them learn ....
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:49 PM
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Maybe you can put the title in some sort of escrow with conditions or as was said become the lien holder.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HyperX View Post
I have a family member from my wife's side who moved in the middle of wisconsin and needs to get to work (his car broke down). I want to buy him a car - problem is this guy and his wife are very unreliable. They will not maintain insurance, etc.

I do not want this car to be in my name because if he hits someone I do not want to be sued. If I give the car and put it in his name his wife may sell it (as she sold a lot of stuff we gave them so far).

Is there a way to 'loan' a car to someone and make sure it is not in their name - without the legal liability?

P.S The only reason I am doing this is because they have a small child and they need the $$ to take care of her. Otherwise I would tell them to pound sand.
You are an amazingly generous person.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:04 PM
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The safest thing is to put the car in their own name and for the title transfer, don't cite the car as a gift. For sure undervalue the car, but pay the sales tax...if sales tax is applicable in your state. Also, some minimal insurance for the first 6 months.

If the car's in their name, and they have an accident and get sued...even if they don't have insurance...you are nominally protected. However, if there's big bucks involved with the accident, and the plaintiff's attorney can prove you "sold" the car as a gift and if the plaintiff's attorney can prove you did so because you were concerned they are irresponsible and accident prone and transferred title to them because of this concern....you will be sued and possibly successfully. A car is considered a dangerous implement and if you knowingly transferred to car to irresponsible people, with a reasonable believe they will be involved in an accident...you will be liable..IF ALL OF THIS CAN BE PROVED.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:12 PM
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Buy them a salvage crown vic so they really can't sell it. There's reliable ones out there.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DJ_Critterus View Post
Don't do it. You already know this is a waste of your money.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by HyperX View Post
Yea we were there this weekend and bought 400 worth of supplies - gave them no receipts so she can't easily return them ... I will hold off on car.
Next time mark through the UPC 's or remove them. I have some experience in getting burned trying to help a family with kids, but it can be done. A car is a bad idea
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Originally Posted by TheBabyBadger View Post
buyt them gift cards for food and clothing. bam.
Bad idea, you can sell those for drugs or exchange them for drugs. Trust me, been there done that. I literally sold everything I had when I was out of money to get some dope. It's amazing how much more stuff you accumulate when your not buying drugs
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by BOTYNV1 View Post
Next time mark through the UPC 's or remove them. I have some experience in getting burned trying to help a family with kids, but it can be done. A car is a bad idea
Great idea!
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Hyperx you are amazing. You seem to want to help anybody in need. I regifted the laptop you gave me five years ago to somebody in need of one. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by nfshotrod View Post
Hyperx you are amazing. You seem to want to help anybody in need. I regifted the laptop you gave me five years ago to somebody in need of one. Thanks again.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by HyperX View Post
Is there a way to 'loan' a car to someone and make sure it is not in their name - without the legal liability?
Offer to pay their Uber bills.

P.S The only reason I am doing this is because they have a small child and they need the $$ to take care of her. Otherwise I would tell them to pound sand.
So how does buying them a car help with that? Why not offer to help with the child care expenses directly?
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:16 AM
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i need to replace the laptop I sent Bill because you took too long to send yours.

Gimmie the best you got
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:17 AM
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Buy them some bicycles......
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