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Re: Never co-sign a loan. Never, ever ever.

Reads to me like the loan terms were changed without your approval. I'd call and keep politely asking for documentation.

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Reads to me that he co-signed a 72 mo. finance and she was able to extend it to 75, but without the co-signers approval.  THAT is still your leg to stand on, IMHO.

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you need to get a copy of the orginal loan and go over the print regarding a loan extension, etc.  Most likely the option to extend is somewhere in the text as these contracts are pretty thought out. This isn't the banks first rodeo.  Good luck.

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lithium78 - with the new information that she extended the loan terms without your permission, what will you do?   Go to the bank that seems to follow the book and ask use it to have them remove the late?

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Just got done reading this thread and I'm highly intrigued to know the outcome!!!!  Any luck so far?

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webhopper wrote:

FrugalRican wrote:

drkaje wrote:

haulingthescoreup wrote:

drkaje wrote:
@lithium,
I'd call back and say "I only cosigned for a 60 month loan". If she renegotiated terms or something else you should have been notified, IMO.

OK, I do like this one. Don't know if it will be successful, but it makes sense. It appears that she renegotiated the terms of the contract, and you weren't notified. Wouldn't that invalidate your liability?

 

Definitely worth following up on, IMO. With an endless, uncrackable smile and earnest good will. Bring mini Baby Ruths and Snickers bars for the tellers. Smiley Happy Make it easy for them to back down, especially if their attorneys start clearing their throats.  Smiley Wink


I'd show up with coffee and a smile.

 

That close to the finish line (of credit repair); I'd ask for a copy of the 72 month loan application.

 

If all else fails, I'd politely ask who their "contact person was for legal stuff, like documentation" so they feel a lawyer is calling.


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OMG do this... awesome strategy Smiley Happy  +500....

 

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It appears that the credit union ignored my first GW letter, so I have to try again this week.  This credit union is very hard to deal with because they are very large and they like to pretend that they are one of those "too big to fail" commercial banks.  They are being really unreasonable.

 

I guess the next step is to contact the CEO and see if they can do anything about the mess.  I'm still really upset about getting this late on my report after all my hard work.

 

My score rebounded by 25 points because some old baddies fell off my report, but unfortunately I'm still down by 10 points right now and the score simulator on this site says I can't get my score above 700 within the next year due to my ex's late car payment.  This is so infuriating!


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drkaje wrote:
@lithium,
I'd call back and say "I only cosigned for a 72 month loan". If she renegotiated terms or something else you should have been notified, IMO.


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I was just about to post  a question on this topic then I saw this post....ahh the dread.  So would anyone co-sign for a spouse?  I have always said absolutely not when approached by my DH on the topic.  However, now I am just confused on whether I am being a bad wife by not doing so.  The thought is now crossing my mind again. 

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tonyaether wrote:

I was just about to post  a question on this topic then I saw this post....ahh the dread.  So would anyone co-sign for a spouse?  I have always said absolutely not when approached by my DH on the topic.  However, now I am just confused on whether I am being a bad wife by not doing so.  The thought is now crossing my mind again. 


Just my 2 cents here, but IMO signing a loan with your spouse and co~signing for someone else ( friend, sister, cousin...etc... ) is different thing.

 

Married people handle their finances differently, some people do everything jointly, and others keep it all seperate, or only co~mingle one or two accounts.    

 

Whether you live in a community property state might make a difference on this as well.

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