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What has to happen when buying a car but it is in a trust?

I am trying to buy a car and it is in a trust. What do I do to buy the car?

Answer By Edwin K. Niles

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Have the trustee sign the pink slip.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/9/2014

Answer By Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid
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The trustee of the trust, the trust being the seller, must pass title to you the buyer, in exchange for a check made payable to the trustee, on behalf of the trust, the trustee being responsible to deposit the funds in the trust checking account , for the eventual benefit of the beneficiaries.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/9/2014


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Buy it from the trustee of the trust.

Answer Applies to: Ohio
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The trustor can transfer the title.

Answer Applies to: California
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Answer By Thomas E. Gates

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The Trustee would sign the title over to you on behalf of the Trust.

Answer Applies to: Washington
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Answer By John F Brennan
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
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The trust simply has to transfer the title to you upon your payment for the automobile.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
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Peters Law, PLLC
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The trustee has to sign the title on behalf of the trust.

Answer Applies to: Idaho
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Answer By Christine James
James Law Group
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The trustee will have to do a bill of sale and transfer title to you. This can all be done at the DMV.

Answer Applies to: California
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Contact the trustee of the trust and discuss the terms of the contract and go from there.

Answer Applies to: Florida
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The trustee would endorse the title certificate and then it is just like any other purchase. The trustee signs, instead of an individual or joint owner. That is the only difference.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/9/2014

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