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I have a 21 year old son who has a car in his name but has

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I have a 21 year old son who has a car in his name but has a suspended license and no insurance. He's not supposed to drive but if he lives at home and gets in trouble with the car am I liable for potential damages?
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No, where he lives doesn't affect liability. Since the car is in his name, and he were to drive it, without a license or insurance, he would be solely responsible.

You don't have to worry about being liable if he were to get in trouble with the car.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I had heard from another parent with a problem daughter that "if her head hits a pillow in your house every night" that he could be on the hook. This supposedly from a lawyer. Now I'm getting conflicting info. Are you certain about your answer?

Yes, I am entirely sure about my answer.

Your son is an adult and is liable for his own mistakes. (If he were under 18, it would be another matter, but he isn't.)

I'm not sure where this other parent is getting her information, but it's definitely wrong.
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