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Can you tell me what state this is in?
Do you know if the landlord has re-rented the property after they moved out and breached the lease?
If so, do you know how long it took them to do so?
What is the breakdown of the $4650 they are demanding?
Ok, if they are only demanding 3 month's rent, then that may be how long it took them to re-rent the property after the breach. They have a duty to try and re-rent as soon as possible after a breach..
But that works out to $2,292. Are you saying that they did $2,358 in damages to the dwelling?
If so, who actually caused the damages or it is unknown?
Ok, then the girlfriend could only be sued for half the actual rent that she agreed to pay when they moved in. But to hire an attorney to pursue this would cost a few thousand, much more than the claim is even worth. And this isn't the kind of case an attorney is going to take on a contingency fee basis.
So this is the type of case that is best suited for small claims court and you could sue her for half the rent due since you agreed to be a cosigner presumably with the understanding that she and son would pay the rent and not break the lease.
However, if you are in OK, traveling to South Dakota to sue her in small claims court for $1,146 might not be financially practical. If you were planning a trip to SD sometime in the next 3 years then you could file the suit while you were there though..
You are very welcome. Glad to help any time..