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4 creditor sued me for money on my business dont have any

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4 creditor sued me for money on my business don't have any thing to pay business is about to close what should I do?
Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good morning. Can you tell me the entity structure of your business...sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation, etc.? Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Thank you for following up. You need not do anything if these suits are against the LLC; you can simply let them get a judgment against the LLC. Unless you personally guaranteed the debt, the creditors sole recourse is against the LLC assets and you have no personal liability. The creditors will get a judgment against the LLC, but since the business is going under, there are no assets for them to go after. If you are named individually in the suits, you would file a motion with the court to dismiss you as a defendant because you have no personal liability for the debt of the LLC, which is a limited liability entity. It may be the judge won't dismiss you until the hearing, but the court will only render a judgment against the LLC, not you personally.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

All of them have me sign the personal guarantee papers when i open accounts with them one of (the Land lord) also have my wife signed as personal guarantee.

I already filed bankruptcy in 2004 don't know what to do now.

Thanks for following up. Can you tell me what your personal financial situation is at the moment? What kind of assets do you have?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

nothing personally both of us, Only the business fixtures and maybe 20,000 in store inventory lost every thing to keep business open and running this is all i have if this is gone we will be in trouble might destroy our lives.

Thanks. To protect what you have left, you are going to have to seek bankruptcy protection again. Since you last filed in 2004, you should be eligible to file again now. Otherwise, when the creditors get their judgments, they will be able to attach these assets. If you file for bankruptcy protection, you can protect some of your things, get these debts and judgments discharged, and get another fresh start for you and your wife.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am very sorry just looking for some help and answers, last question what is the worst thing can happen to me in my situation. can't file bankruptcy till 2014

Thanks for all your Help.

It's my pleasure to help the best I can. The worst thing that can happen is that they get a judgment against you. You really have nothing for them to take and it's likely they will spend any money pursuing you for a collection of a judgment when it's going to cost more to try to collect than you have to give them. Then, when 2014 comes, file bankruptcy and get these judgments discharged.
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