Bankruptcy Law Questions? Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer.
You have Bankruptcy Law questions here in addition to Business Law questions. I can only answer your Bankruptcy Law questions, and you can have your Business Law questions answered in the Business Law section.
Is this acceptable to you?
If you file a Bankruptcy, any assets that belong to you will be subject to the Bankruptcy court - including any money your father lends to you. This is so, even though the money is a loan.
You would only have to file a personal Bankruptcy if you personally guaranteed any of the business debts.
In most cases, filing a business Bankruptcy serves no useful purpose if the business is closed or will be closing.
This is because business debt is not dischargable - only personal debt can be discharged.
I think this is what you wanted to know. If not, please let me know.
Hi....sorry for the delayed response.
That is okay!
My followup is that if I set up the corporation under my name and then the lease is under my name but he is just an investor in the sense of paying build out costs, equipment and other start up costs, but not per se loaning me money, is that an OK way to structure it that keeps is separate from AZ. I would like to set up the business as 'mine' on an official level but then again dont want something he invested in to end up garnished or frozen or taken as an asset or whatever.
Are you asking what can be done if you do file a personal Bankruptcy or if you don't file a personal Bankruptcy?
Other question that follows up that one is what if corporation and lease, bank account for corporation and all loans associated with the business, (equipment, etc) are under both our names
The answer to that question would also depend on whether or not you are planning on filing a personal Bankruptcy.
Do.... This is a long story so trying to ask I guess without giving you background. Long story short is had another business (chirpractic clinic) in AZ with same business partner that shut down and had loan payments remaining and we worked out payment plan (CIT and Wells Fargo) vs doing bankruptcy. Now, damn the luck, health insurance went to hell in AZ and this other clinic that was making enough to cover the agreed payback settlement is also having issues. There is 70K remaining to pay and I intend to pay it BUT there are the what-ifs so in the event I did have to personally bankrupt, I just dont want the business here in TX to be affected (well, acutally dont want my investor, my dad, to be affected).
prob not as complicated as im making it but thaks for the help nonetheless.
The only way the Texas business will not be affected by your Bankruptcy filing is to put the business in your father's name only.
Otherwise, 1/2 of the assets owned by that business will be subject to the Bankruptcy court.
Well that is the answer I didnt want to hear but figured I would! haha.
Thanks for the help!