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Is the cosigner of a loans spouse responsible for a college loan if he dies?

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2005-10-03 16:10:16
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The only persons' responsible for a loan are signers of the contract who accepted legal liability. If a signor dies, their estate may be liable for remaining debts. Whether or not this applies in your case would depend on whether there was a will and prevailing state law governing that will. For the best information, your questions would need to be directed to an attorney.

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