I own a small business. It's a sole proprietorship. I would
Hi,JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I own a small business. It's a sole proprietorship. I would like to know if I file bankruptcy do I have to close my business?JA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: California NoJA: Has anything been filed in civil court? If so, what?Customer: Nothing filed in courtJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have some personal debt and business related debt
I'm a business owner and signed a personal guarantee when I
I'm a business owner and signed a personal guarantee when I got a loan for my business. I bought a house a year ago, and recently paid it off. When the house was paid off, mine and my spouses name were on the deed. Recently, I had my name taken off the deed in hopes of protecting my home in case of a future lawsuit or inability to pay off my practice. There is a small chance I go bankrupt before I am able to pay back the loan. I have now read this could one day be considered fraud. I live in a state with an unlimited homestead, which doesn't take effect for 1215 days after the home was purchased. Did I make a mistake? Should I pay to have my name put back on the title?
So I recently found out I'm a guarantor on our biggest
So I recently found out I'm a guarantor on our biggest company debt, which is a leasing account for our trucks. So in other words it wouldn't matter if we filed bankruptcy I would still be a guarantor and be responsible for paying that debt I guess. My question is if I sold all my shares and was no longer a partner in the company could they legally keep me on as a guarantor on this account they would continue to use to lease trucks for the company? How do I get my name off of this account as a guarantor? The original reason this was even necessary is because when we first started the company the company had no credit of course.
I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in January 2013. Key Bank had
I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in January 2013.Key Bank had a judgment against me for $55,000 for a credit line.My personal guarantee for the credit line was discharged.Unbeknownst to me Key Bank had filed a judgement lien for this amount also.My bankruptcy attorney is telling me he did not know about the Key Bank judgement lien when he filed our chapter 7 bankruptcy because Key Bank listed the amount as unsecured on their Proof of Claim filing so, he only listed Key Bank as an unsecured debt rather than as a secured debt.My bankruptcy attorney is now telling me that Key Bank can collect on this lien.Is my attorney correct that even after my bankruptcy has been discharged and finalized that now Key Bank can come back against me and collect the lien even though my debt was discharged?
I received a letter from the Department of treasury bureau
I received a letter from the Department of treasury bureau of the fiscal service. They are trying to collect on a debt of $427,697. This appears to be from a personal guarantee on an SBA loan I borrowed in 2001. The business file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2006 and submitted a plan of reorganization in 2008. We were in bankruptcy for over two years while fighting a lawsuit against a franchisor that shut us down.This is the first I've heard from the SBA. The stating if I do not pay or respond, they will garnish my wages.There is a list of items that discuss my rights.I am self-employed, and not sure of my downside by calling them.I'm not sure I even have a very specific question other then should my first step be calling them? Also any advice on talking with them?I never did file personal bankruptcy as I did not have enough assets for them to go after.
My company took out a direct lender loan and have depleted
My company took out a direct lender loan and have depleted the funds. The business cannot continue and we do not have the money to pay back the loan immediately. Would it be better to file for some kind of bankruptcy or to find a debt settlement company?
I have an S-corp which is going to close due to losses and
I have an S-corp which is going to close due to losses and unsustainable debt. In the process we will be filing personal Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There is roughly $300k in business debt we have personal guarantees on, plus another $400k in loans we owe to the corporation. The company has about $600k in total debt between suppliers, bank and credit institutions,etc. My understanding is that if we file personal Chapter 7, our garantees on the business debt will be removed. I have an opportunity to do some asset sales of parts of the business - email list, group customer base, etc. So the company would have stopped operating (no employees, no locations, etc) but would have a revenue stream from these different sources coming in of say $10-20k / month. It would still require me to do some work for the revenue to come in and also to pay debts over time with the revenue.I would expect judgements against the company from our debtors, but my question is this. Would I still be able to take a salary from the company since the revenue would not exist without my continued effort and I would be doing the work of managing and paying vendors? Or will the judgements completely take all revenue the second it comes in, in which case I would just stop wasting my time and the revenue would stop anyway....It seems like the best option to try and get some value from our assets so that the people we owe get paid as much as possible. But I don't know if that can happen if I can't pay myself for keeping it going.