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Both. But in reality, they go after the money. If the primary is broke, doesn't have a job, homeless, whatever, the bank will go after the person with the money. Now aren't you glad that you co-signed? They'll first try to get the primary signer to pay the debt. If he can't, the company will hold the co-signer liable for it. A co-signer is just as legally liable for the debt as the primary signer. You know when it's a good idea to become a co-signer? Never.

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Q: When a car in Texas gets repossessed for failure of payment does the car company come after the main signer or the cosigner for paying off the rest of the loan?
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Because the cosigner guaranteed the to pay the loan if you do not. You fail to make a payment and the lender will be looking at the cosigner for the payment. You not only have an obligation to the lender who lent you the money but to the cosigner who also signed his name to the loan agreement.

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If the car was repossessed will the cosigner still be responsible for the loan if the primary borrower files for bankruptcy?

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Can a co-signer wages be garnished if they live in Texas?

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