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NSW Received Letter of Demand for Ex's Car Repairs - Am I Liable?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by Donna Jamieson, 7 April 2016.

  1. Donna Jamieson

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    Hi there,

    My husband and I separated in July 2015. Since then he has had extensive repair work on this car. The mechanic who I used to use has now sent me a letter of demand.

    My question: am I liable? The car is not in my name nor did I instruct the mechanic to do the repairs. My guess is that my husband has not paid the invoice nor can they locate him (neither can I).

    Your help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Donna,

    You are not liable for your partner's debts. I would write a letter to the mechanic in response, stating that you are separated from your ex husband, you are not on the car registration, you did not procure the repairs and you are therefore not liable to pay their invoice.
     
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  3. Donna Jamieson

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    Thank you Sophea.
     

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