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In Answer to your question of what the ramifications would be if you defaulted on your son's student loans on which you co-signed,
A co-signor is just as liable as the person who received the loan proceeds and if you default in payment, it will not only have a negative impact on your credit score, but they will get a judgment against you and attempt to satisfy their judgment obtaining a Writ of Execution and ask the Sheriff to seize property which you own and sell it at Sheriff's sale in order to satisfy their judgment,
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What if my husbands name is XXXXX XXXXX property as a co-owner (not father of child) Can my social security benefits/wages be garnished for a private loan?
If your husband is not a co-signor on the loans, then any property that you and he own as "Tenants by the Entireties" cannot be seized. Your Social Security benefits cannot be seized either to satisfy a judgment. However, your wages can be garnished.
Thank you for your quick reply Andrea, the total loan is $65,000.00 if I can't afford the monthly payment, what percentage could my wages be garnished?
Virginia follows the Federal standard and permits a judgment creditor to garnish 25% of the debtor's disposable income. "Disposable" means after deduction of taxes. So, for example, if your "take home" pay is $400, then the judgment creditor can have $100 garnished from your wages,
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