I am sorry to learn of this unfortunate situation. The most important information will come from your LLC operating agreement
. This will tell you what steps are necessary for a member to withdraw from the LLC (usually the member must take certain steps to sell or otherwise dispose of their shares in order to withdraw). If the member has not withdrawn, they are still liable for their share of the LLC obligations and entitled to their share of the assets or income (again, all under the terms of the operating agreement).
If you find that your co-owners are in violation of the operating agreement, you can take them to court to enforce the terms of the agreement (a breach of contract
action and a declaratory relief action - these would be combined in the same suit but separate causes of action).
If you are a member and have been paying bills on behalf of the LLC for other members, you would be entitled to reimbursement from that member (again if they refuse to pay, you can file a court action).
To reiterate the first point, check the LLC operating agreement. If you do not have an operating agreement, there are "fall back" provisions for membership agreements in the state statutory code, these would require that each member sell their shares for the fair market value - you cannot simply "walk away" under the fall back provisions.
I hope this helps,
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