A recent question about handling a co-signed mortgage after a breakup got me thinking...
Is it even appropriate to provide an "answer" on how this situation should be avoided in the first place?
I've read some really crazy co-sign related questions here and all of them involve a co-signer taking on risk that a bank wouldn't even take, and now they're "screwed". It's not as bad in this question, but the timeframe was very short (3 months) from co-sign to splitting up, so the situation is probably avoidable.
However, the OP doesn't mention the premise at all, so should the subject not even be mentioned?