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    Default Ex-Husband is Responsible for Debt, Creditor is Pursing Wife After Default

    My question involves an auto loan or repossession in the State of: Florida.

    My wife cosigned for a loan with her ex husband several years ago. They agreed during their divorce that he was in charge of paying the total cost of the loan along with a couple of other things. He has sense defaulted on the loan and had the car repoed. Got a letter in the mail today saying that she was being sued for the remaining amount left on the loan. He is out of state, no way to contact him. Whats next? What can we do? What do we have to expect? Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Wife Cosigned for an Auto Loan, Ex Had It Repoed. Now Shes Getting Sued

    Your divorce decree doesn't mean anything with regard to the agreement with the lender. She is obligated to pay it if the ex hasn't. If she doesn't pay, she will certainly be sued, get a judgement against her, and have whatever means (garnishment, attaching of bank accounts) that is available to recover it. Her only additional option is to find husband and bring him to court over his failure to abide by the divorce settlement.

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    Default Re: Wife Cosigned for an Auto Loan, Ex Had It Repoed. Now Shes Getting Sued

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    Your divorce decree doesn't mean anything with regard to the agreement with the lender. She is obligated to pay it if the ex hasn't. If she doesn't pay, she will certainly be sued, get a judgement against her, and have whatever means (garnishment, attaching of bank accounts) that is available to recover it. Her only additional option is to find husband and bring him to court over his failure to abide by the divorce settlement.
    Thank you for the answer, thats what I have read so far. Any idea what we can expect from bringing him to court?

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    Default Re: Wife Cosigned for an Auto Loan, Ex Had It Repoed. Now Shes Getting Sued

    Judge will possibly find him in contempt.

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