I have an ex-husband. We’ve been apart for several years now, but there are still some things that tie us together.
We bought a car together. In the divorce, I was awarded to vehicle. Over time, I paid off the loan on this car. It occurred to me recently that I need to get Ex’s name removed from the title. I tried to track him down. First, writing to his last known address, then trying a couple of on-line “people finding” services. No luck. *Ex is from the New Orleans area, did he go home after Katrina? I have no clue, but I hope he and his family got through it ok. *
After some research, I found out that there is a procedure through the courts that could remove Ex from the car title. I filed the necessary paperwork and now I’m waiting for their response. <fingers crossed>
A couple of days ago, I got a letter from the IRS. They are refunding some money from the 2003 tax year. (The break from Ex was very slow. Neither one of us could afford a lawyer, so we tried to work things out ourselves - lots and lots of ignorance. Annual taxes were difficult.) The IRS sent me a check with my name and Ex’s on it.
Frankly, some extra money would be very welcome. However, I can’t cash this check. I called the IRS and asked if the check could be re-cut just in my name. The phone rep said that I had to send the original check back, with a letter of explanation, and a copy of a missing person report.
I don’t want to file a report on a grown man who I’m no longer connected to. The IRS letter said that Ex was notified as well. For now, I’m going to wait and see if Ex finds me. The amount of money is significant enough to get his attention. I would like to split the refund with him, and maybe get him to sign the car title over to me.
Where the hell is this guy?