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.
Pay the loan off and then collect payments from the person you cosigned for.
A cosigner is the person who agrees to pay off the full balance of the loan if the primary borrower fails to pay. A cosigner signs the loan documents and guarantees payment of the loan even if they have no ownership in the property covered by the loan.
The cosigner's credit isn't affected one ioto unless the person who was responsible for the loan payments defaulted, then and if the cosigner also defaulted. In other words, just being a cosigner does not affect ones credit ratings.
Both parties on the loan. Co-signer and other person they co-signed for
If a person's name is listed on a title, that person owns the car. If a person merely cosigned the note, that person's name will not be on the title. If you own the car, you certainly can take physical possession of it.
Only if they are a joint title holder of the vehicle.
Many people cosign a loan for property they don't own. Many are uninformed of the consequences of cosigning. They don't realize they are agreeing to be completely responsible for a loan for property that belongs to someone else. If the primary borrower defaults on the loan and the cosigner must make the payments, the cosigner has no automatic right to the property.
if you are from 'merica
Yes! The whole point of cosigning a loan, from the lender's perspective, is that they have 2 people on the hook for the loan in the event it goes sour. If the person stops making payments (bankruptcy or not), they will come after the cosigner, making the cosigner wish he/she had never, ever cosigned.
when you cosign on any kind of loan you dont have to pay anything unless the person you cosigned for does not pay the loan, then you are responsible for that the remaining balance on the loan
As far as the auto loan you cosigned for, nothing will happen as long as the person who actually borrowed the money makes the payments on time.
Sadly, no. Cosigning essentially affords no rights, only obligations.