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My husband does not have a driver's license # and my car insurance company is requiring his info for my plan. How do I respond?

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I just got married to my husband and purchased a new car. I now have 2 cars under my name. Told insurance company he would not be a driver of either. They responded it didn't matter, anyone living in my household is a liability. He is an illegal immigrant and we are just starting to look for our immigration lawyer. In the meantime, how do I handle my insurance company?

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For now tell them he is not a licensed driver and has no intentions of becoming licensed in the near future.

Good luck.

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Tell them exactly what counsel just advised you to say. Nothing will change the unavoidable fact of life that co-habitants living in the same dwelling under the same roof, are bound in certain, varied intangible ways, and this is just one, ie., car insurance.

To wit, this very day I had the great pleasure of sending my father proof of my motorcycle insurance. Why? Because even at 32 years of age, having never purchased a car for myself, and having sold the one I did buy years ago, he and the insurance company are correct regarding the respective liabilities presented by other co-habitants living with you.

MORE TO THE POINT, GET ON THE PHONE AND CALL FRAGOMEN OR THE LIKE (top immigration firms) as they will either turn you away with a small but painful dose of bad news, OR, they will take you on and counsel you through the motions of becoming naturalized, a process which does not or will not turn to auto insurance until much farther down the line, if and when your husband has got his papers in order.

Good luck!

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