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In the State of Texas, the answer would be "YES" as both parties signed for the car loan and both are responsible for the balance due. I was the primary signor but the cosigner had the car and was making the payments. Then she stopped making payments after owning the car for 3 years and the car was repossessed.

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Q: Can someone garnish a cosigner for a car and garnish the primary also?
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Can a cosigner in California take possession of a vehicle if the primary borrower is not making the payments in Georgia?

Only if the cosigner is also named on the vehicle title.

What are the rights of the cosigner to sell a car?

None, unless the cosigner is also on the title of the vehicle they have no legal rights to the property. When someone cosigns a loan for any reason they accept the responsibility of paying the debt if the primary borrower defaults. The only option a cosigner has in recovering money paid out in connection with the loan is to sue the primary borrower in the appropriate court, in the city or county where the borrower lives.

What are the consequences of signing a car loan when the primary borrower defaults on the payments?

When the primary borrower defaults the cosigner becomes legally responsible for the loan. If the cosigner is not able to pay the loan he or she can also be subject to legal action by the lender and the cosigner's credit score will be seriously affected.

If you were to cosign for a rental agreement how will your credit be affected and how does one get removed as cosigner?

The way it may impact on the credit report depends on if the person pays the rent as agreed. It will also play a part in the cosigner's DTI. Usually the only way of being removed as a cosigner is if the agreement is reaffirmed by the primary holder and the lender. In the instance of rental agreements, a cosigner can sometimes be relieved of obligation if there is a breach of contract. For example, if the person moves someone not on the original rental contract into the apartment.

Can the cosigner demand that the car remain in the same state where he or she resides?

No, a cosigner does not have any legal rights to the vehicle, but does have the legal obligation to repay the debt if the primary borrower defaults on the contract. An exception could be if the cosigner is also named on the title to the vehicle, and if so, how the title is worded.

What legal recourse is there for the cosigner when the person that was cosigned for has defaulted on the loan?

The usual legal recourse for the cosigner when the person named as the primary on a loan has defaulted, is to make the payments on the loan. Then, the cosigner can take the person who defaulted to court to try and recoup some of the money they are out. If the loan was for a car, some states allow the cosigner to take possession of the car and sell it to recoup losses also.

What the loan cosigner's responsibility when the loan is for a friend?

A cosigner's responsibility is to pay the loan in full if the primary borrower fails to pay. The connection to the primary borrower is irrelevant, whether it is a family member or a friend. You should never co-sign unless you can afford to pay your friend's loan. You should also note that when you are required to pay the loan as a cosigner (after the primary borrower defaults) your own credit may be ruined and you will be paying for property that you do not own. The default rate for people who need co-signers is high.

Can a cosigner let a lender foreclose on a house instead of making payments when the primary borrower has defaulted?

Yes, but the cosigner will still be legally responsible for any outstanding fees, penalties, deficiencies and so forth that may occur due to the foreclosure. The cosigner's credit will also be significantly damaged by the foreclosure and any other action by the lender.

Can a cosigner sign for one person at one place and also sign for someone different at another?

Yes. Be aware that the cosigner is the person whom the bank will go after 2nd if the primary signer defaults on payment. If this person cannot afford to have 2 different banks come after them, then they should not sign on 2 loans. So hopefully this consigner trusts both people to make their payments.

Does the primary need the cosigner to trade in a car?

Yes, the cosigner and primary signer must be present to sell or trade the vehicle as they are equal owners. Also, both parties must sign the odomoter disclosure statement and the lien release (if applicable). The only exception to this is when the vehicle is titled Mrs. OR Mr. Some states like WV will allow an OR instead of an AND.

Can you co-sign for anything with bad credit?

No, most lenders will be looking at your credit before they accept you as a cosigner. They are looking for someone responsible since you are in essence saying that you will be paying the loan if the primary signer can't for any reason--sickness, death, layoff, loss of job etc. It will be your job as a cosigner to follow up and making sure the primary person is making payments...if they are not you will need to. This will affect your credit if you let it go...and it will not be good. It could also last for years affecting both of your credit reports..

What is primary and secondary scources?

Primary Source: a firsthand account, also something written by someone who was there. Secondary source: a secondhand account also something written by someone who was not there.