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Would a cosigner be liable for debt?

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2013-04-24 07:08:50

Absolutely ! That's the whole point of someone co-signing the agreement. If the original person defaults on payments, the co-signer becomes liable !

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When you cosign for an automobile purchase you are typically liable for an automobile repossession in Michigan. The reason why is because you are responsible for car payments as a cosigner if the primary debtor cannot pay.


The creditor wil try to get the debt from the cosigner as well.


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You will also be liable for any deficiency balance


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No you are not, If you deglared bankruptcy, that cancels your debt





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