Decatur, GA asked in Probate for Georgia

Q: Hello- I am listed as a buyer on a vehicle loan, along with a co-buyer (NOT co-signer). The cosigner has died, without a

Cosigner has no will, and family does not intend to file probate as he had no assets. Am I able to sell the vehicle with his name still on the title? Or what do I need to do to be able to get his name off the title? Or does the car now belong to me?

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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
Robert W. Hughes Jr.
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It depends on whether your name is on the title. If so, you can probably take the title and a death certificate to tag office and get the car placed in your name.

If that doesn't work, you can foreclose on the car since deceased person will not be making payments. There is a statutory procedure for foreclosing on a car.

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