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Aug 18, 2023 - A court ordered boat title can be defined as one that has been established through an ownership determination as evidenced by a court of proper jurisdiction. Depending on the circumstances, this may be implemented through a summary ruling or by adjudication among the parties.


Many states have bonding, extra-judicial and conditional procedures in place for various defective titling scenarios. In the absence of any regulatory solutions, however, there is only one remaining option and that is a court ordered affirmation of ownership. This will not only suffice in most state jurisdictions but is also acceptable for Coast Guard vessel documentation purposes.


Court rulings are often available by simply filing a petition with the respective county clerk for a summary judgment. This must, of course, be accompanied by all of the surrounding facts and circumstances. The alternative would be to employ the services of a local attorney.


A court order is usually a last resort when all regulatory efforts have been exhausted. Although self-help in petitioning a could be a possibility, you should be prepared to invest in court fees and perhaps the assistance of an attorney.

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