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Auto Insurance Considerations for Single Parents

  • Carefully review your auto insurance needs with your insurance agent to ensure that you are obtaining the coverage you need in the most cost-effective way.

  • If you are going through a divorce, alert your insurance company to the change and provide the necessary paperwork to show that you are the owner and insured party on your auto policy when the divorce is final. At the same time, remove your ex-spouse from the policy, if appropriate. Should he/she get into an accident, you could potentially be liable if you still share the policy. If a claim occurs, your ex-spouse may be listed on any check if they are still listed as an insured. Also, if you move, be sure to change the address listed on the policy.

  • As a parent, you may want to increase liability insurance coverage, especially if you will be carpooling children other than your own.