Is there a way to get your name off of a car loan without refinancing?

I want to remove my name from the car loan I share with my ex-wife, but she won't qualify for a loan on her own. What are my options?

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“Typically, refinancing is the only way to transfer responsibility between parties. If your ex can’t qualify for the loan on her own, she could ask someone else besides you to be a co-signer, such as a parent or sibling.
If you want to remove yourself completely from responsibility for the vehicle, you’ll also want to make sure the title and car insurance are in her name.
If refinancing isn’t possible, your credit is at risk if your ex-wife can’t make the payments. Unfortunately, as long as your name is still on the loan, in the lender’s eyes, it’s still your joint responsibility, regardless of what the divorce decree says.
While it adds another thing to your plate (I know you already have so much to do), if you haven’t divided insurance policies, you should begin looking into that. You’ll likely want to get your own policy as a result of the divorce, and Jerry is here to help. Jerry is a free online comparison tool that shops for the best deals and delivers them to your phone in minutes.”
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Sophie Newman
Answered on Aug 11, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.
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