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Old 08-17-2006, 03:00 AM
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Unhappy In the acceptance stage of common separation...


After alot of effort, and alot of wasted energy on my part, my common-law partner of 4+ yrs have separated for an indefinate period of time.

Outside of all the gritty, dirty details of our separation, as far as common-law separation goes, I now know the theory of "what's mine is mine, what's yours is yours" comes into effect.

A possible bitter topic that I need to address is the one and only car we have. This car was purchased with an inheritance of mine, after the death of my grandmother and selling of my childhood home. She brought a car into the relationship that kicked the bucket. In every sense of the word, this new car is mine. There are constant squabbles between us as far as access/gas/mileage and ownership.

When we purchased this car, being the solid relationship we had at the time, I opted to include her name on the ownership as well as plate registration as a showing of good faith and trust. In hindsight, I regret doing that, and now have the paperwork from the MTO to have her sign the ownership/plates over to me. The only item solely in her name is the insurance.

I know she will fight me on this, however, now realizes that property that was mine before this separation will remain mine. I have made that very clear.

Any advice on convincing her that signing the car over would be in her best interest? I have no problem going to small claims, and have told her if she wants full access/ownership of the car, she will have to buy me out.

This is the only thing that remains between us, we are very realistic in our desire to co-parent our wonderful daughter. All of the messy stuff we put aside when parenting her... so that much is good.