When couples go through a divorce, the last thing on anyone's mind is auto insurance. That's understandably so. Children, living arrangements and other things are far more important considerations. But sooner or later, bills become due (utilities, car payments, etc) and things need to be addressed. And, of course, that includes auto insurance. This article help you avoid the mistakes that most people make on their auto insurance while going through this. It will also make you aware of how things will change now that you're going your separate ways.
Sadly, I've seen many of my own insurance clients split up. I'm grateful that I'm not a divorce lawyer in that regard. But I see the same common mistakes made by people going through the divorce process when it comes to handling their auto insurance.
I know this is a very sensitive issue that ranges along a broad spectrum..... Some couples can be very civil about their divorce, while other breakups can be nasty where there's no communication. Sometimes a spouse plans to leave in advance.... Other times, a spouse might have to leave asap.
Whichever end of the spectrum your situation falls in, this article will at least help you get your auto insurance in order as best that can be expected. Whether you get along civilly with your soon to be EX or not get along at all, here are some things you need to know either way.......
Until a divorce is final, both sides are better off staying with their current auto insurance policy as a married couple, as far as price is concerned. That's because by splitting coverage into two separate policies, it almost always cost more.... Sometimes a lot more, you can lose many significant discounts:
You have enough to worry about going through a divorce. If you and your soon to be EX can work it out to keep your policy going until the divorce is final, you both are almost always better off. But whether or not that is possible, it's important to stay on top of things with your auto insurance coverage.
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Dan Lyles is an Independent Insurance Agent serving Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia..