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The only way for a co-signer to be taken off the loan, would be for the primary borrower to refinance the account.

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Q: Can the cosigner be taken off the loan if the primary borrower has made over a year of payments on time?
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If the primary goes to jail can your name be taken off of the loan?

No, a cosigner or co-borrower can only be removed from the obligation of the debt by refinancing.


What happens if cosigner stops making payments?

The other signer must make the payments or the loan will go into default, the property will be taken and your credit will be ruined.


Can a cosigner have their name taken off a debt?

The purpose of a co-signer is to guarantee payment by the primary borrower whose credit record isn't good enough to obtain the loan on their own. The lender will not release the cosigner because if the primary party fails to make the payment it is the responsibility of the cosigner to pay. The co-signer has promised to pay off the loan if the primary borrower defaults. That's how the borrower got the money! It is rare, and would be exceptional, for a creditor to allow a co-signer to be released from liability from an outstanding debt. Usually, the only way this can be accomplished would be for the primary borrower party to refinance the loan in their name only. Call the creditor to see what options are available. At the very least, let this be a lesson you learn from. When you co-sign for someone else, you are taking a risk that a creditor (who lends money as a business) is unwilling to take. There is always a reason they won't take that risk. Why would you?


Can a cosigner have their name taken off current mortgage to cosign another?

No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.


If you are a cosigner on an auto loan for a family member who has not made payments is there any way to remove your name from the loan?

You need to talk to the lender to see if you can get taken off the loan. The reason they required her to have a consigner was exactly for this possibility. Sometimes, a lender may allow a cosigner to be removed, but it's reasonable to say that would only be if the primary has made timely payments as agreed for a reasonable period of time and improved their credit worthiness to where the lender could feel the cosigner is no longer providing any actual needed protection. That would not seem to be the case at all here.

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If the primary goes to jail can your name be taken off of the loan?

No, a cosigner or co-borrower can only be removed from the obligation of the debt by refinancing.


What can you do if you co-signed an auto loan and three months later you want your name taken off?

The only way to be removed is to have the loan refinanced by the primary borrower without the participation of the cosigner.


Can a cosigner have a primary title holder taken off the title?

If you go to the registration office with the primary and have them give consent to the cosigner


What are the options of a cosigner when the other party has taken possession of the car and moved across the country and is consistently late on payments and you cannot afford to pay it for him?

None. When a person cosigns any financial agreement they are entering into a legally binding contract to repay the debt if the primary borrower defaults on the loan. Although it would seem the cosigner should be allowed to be relieved of the debt responsiblity due to the actions of the primary borrower, it is unlikely a judge would take the same view. The cosigner does have legal option to recover money spent to cover the primary borrower's financial obligation. In a case such as cited it would be very difficult to file a lawsuit against the person in question. The person in possession of the vehicle however may be in violation of criminal statutes for removing the vehicle from the state if he or she did not receive prior approval from the lender.


What happens if cosigner stops making payments?

The other signer must make the payments or the loan will go into default, the property will be taken and your credit will be ruined.


Can a cosigner have their name taken off a debt?

The purpose of a co-signer is to guarantee payment by the primary borrower whose credit record isn't good enough to obtain the loan on their own. The lender will not release the cosigner because if the primary party fails to make the payment it is the responsibility of the cosigner to pay. The co-signer has promised to pay off the loan if the primary borrower defaults. That's how the borrower got the money! It is rare, and would be exceptional, for a creditor to allow a co-signer to be released from liability from an outstanding debt. Usually, the only way this can be accomplished would be for the primary borrower party to refinance the loan in their name only. Call the creditor to see what options are available. At the very least, let this be a lesson you learn from. When you co-sign for someone else, you are taking a risk that a creditor (who lends money as a business) is unwilling to take. There is always a reason they won't take that risk. Why would you?


Can a cosigner have their name taken off current mortgage to cosign another?

No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.No. The co-signer is fully responsible for paying that mortgage for the life of the mortgage. The bank owns the mortgage and the reasons why the primary borrower needed a co-signer is the reason why the bank wanted another person to promise to pay. It will remain on your credit record as an unpaid mortgage until it is paid off. If the primary borrower fails to make payments the bank will go after the co-signer to pay. It is your debt.


How can a cosigner's name get taken off a student loan if the money was not used for school and he has no idea how or where it was used?

They can't. Once someone consigns for any type of financial transaction, they are basically stuck for the duration. Their credit is equally affected if the lending terms are defaulted. Creditors have the legal right to pursue any actions as provided by the resident's state laws against the primary borrower and the cosigner.


Can the primary on a car loan have the cosigner's name taken off the loan without the cosigner's permission or knowledge?

IF the primary has the credit score to satisfy the LENDER, YES. The co-signor will be notified they are no longer on the loan, which will likely make them VERY HAPPY.


If you are a cosigner on an auto loan for a family member who has not made payments is there any way to remove your name from the loan?

You need to talk to the lender to see if you can get taken off the loan. The reason they required her to have a consigner was exactly for this possibility. Sometimes, a lender may allow a cosigner to be removed, but it's reasonable to say that would only be if the primary has made timely payments as agreed for a reasonable period of time and improved their credit worthiness to where the lender could feel the cosigner is no longer providing any actual needed protection. That would not seem to be the case at all here.


Can a cosigner take property if they haven't made any payments?

a co signer has a right to protect their credit- if you are not paying then legal action can be taken by the co signer


If a co-signer has taken possession of a vehicle because the borrower became delinquent is the co-signer now responsible for all payments on the car?

If the primary borrower has defaulted on the vehicle loan, the co-signer will need to make regularly scheduled payments and any that have been missed. If the co-signer is unable to do this, the vehicle may be repossessed by the lender. In which case both the primary borrower and co-signer will be responsible for any deficiency and fees incurred when the vehicle is sold. The repossession will also appear on both person's credit report. It would be advisable to contact the lender to discover what options might be available pertaining to the specific circumstances.