Answered on Oct 10th, 2011 at 4:47 PM
A car that is purchased during the marriage is presumptively community property. That means that each of you owns an undivided interest in the car, regardless of whose name it is titled in. Could your spouse call the police if you drive one of "his" cars? I suppose that he could. However, as long as you can produce proof of who you are and that you are married to him, I cannot imagine the police doing much about it. More to the point, I have to wonder about why you are staying with someone who is that much of a control freak. You may be better off getting the divorce underway sooner rather than later. Further, the court, at a temporary orders hearing, can order who gets to use which cars on a temporary basis. In terms of who will ultimately end up with the cars, that is a question that can't really be answered with the information available.