Car given as a gift to underage Grandchild then demanded back and reported stolen.

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    Car given as a gift to underage Grandchild then demanded back and reported stolen.

    When I was 16 years old my Grandmother bought me a 14,000 dollar 2008 Cobalt. It was registered under her name because I was underage, but my name was still added to the insurance. After turning 18 she refused to sign the car over to me, demanded I return it, then threatens to report the car stolen. Her reason being that she doesn't trust my 'faggot friends' around my car after I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend. I am going to school full time and working full time so that car is very important to me at the moment. I have read that she cannot legally take the car because it was given as a gift and I DO have proof that it was so. We have pictures of me standing in front of the car with a big bow and a sign that read Happy Birthday Ashley. Can I sue her for possession of the car or even money to buy another? If she hadn't provided the car I could have saved up and bought one for myself. What can I do?


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    Yes I believe you can sue. Unfortunately because the amount you are seeking is so high, you will not likely be able to sue in small claims court. I would recommend consulting with an attorney. You can also call your local BAR association and ask them to refer you to a free civil law clinic so maybe they can help. You can also try proceeding in court yourself as a pro se plaintiff.
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