I wanted a car and the sales representative advised me that it was best to put the car in my significant other's name. So I did. I put $10k down and put the car in his name which he didn't mind as long as I would be making the payments.
I have made all of the payments, including paying the registration fee and insurance. We are not married but we are now separating. He took plate off the car and has told me to give him the keys. I refused and he called the cops, saying that was his car and that I didn't want to give him the keys.
I have invested a lot in this car. I want this car but I don't want to keep paying for it if I can't use it. I would like to pay it off but I am scared that if I do that, he will keep the car because it's under his name. I don't trust him telling me that he will transfer it over once it's paid off because of what he is doing now. As of now I am stopping all payments towards it.
I don't want to lose the money I have put into it. What can I do to either have the car transferred over to my name or can I take him to small claims and sue him for the money I am paying towards a car?