Just because people are nice to you doesn't mean they have your best interests in mind
December 6, 2012 10:47 PM Subscribe
Friend of a friend's mother just passed away, and between the death and the funeral, the mom's sketchy neighbor talked him into selling his car for pennies on the dollar. What now?
posted by davejay to law & government (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Let's call him Fred. Long story short: this is in California, the car is worth approximately $13,000 wholesale, and the sketchy neighbor talked Fred into accepting less than 25% of that. The neighbor has possession of the car; Fred may or may not have the money in hand (he's still in shock about his mom, the funeral was today, and he's kind of out of his mind right now), but he has not signed the title over to the neighbor or put anything on paper.
What options do we have in the short term to reverse this unfortunate lapse of judgment on his part? This is his beloved car, and he's obviously being taken advantage of, so when he snaps out of this he's going to be miserable. I'd like to help prevent this if I can, by whatever legal means are available.