Buying a car?
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Buying a car?
I want to buy my daughter a car but she is still
legally married but separated from her husband
. Should I put the vehicle in my name instead of
Asked on September 27, 2016 under Family Law, Pennsylvania
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
If you buy her a car but she is still legally married, even if separated, then if they divorce at some point, it will be an asset of hers that is considered and potentially distributed or its value divided in the divorce. Buy yourself a car; let her use it, but keep title in your name; make sure you list her as an authorized driver on your insurance, however, so that you and she are covered when she drives.
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