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If a person owns a small business and has a LLC. In that LLc

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If a person owns a small business and has a LLC. In that LLc she names her husband as secretary- she gets into a tax mess and decides she is " just shutting the doors". Does he have responsibility for this business? There is a tax lien against the business and a bank loan he consigned for? They are beginning divorce proceedings.
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I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you, but I believe I have information which you will find helpful.

Typically, an officer would not have personal liability just by being an officer of the LLC. In order for a claim to be asserted against he officer it would need to be shown that there was some sort of misconduct or breach on the officer's part.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Your welcome. One more question. If she shuts the doors & the lien is against his house, can he reopen the business?
Thank you for following up with me.

No, the secretary can not reopen the terminated LLC on their own initiative.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
If they are married and there is a loan on the business where their house was used as collateral- can he reopen the shop?
No. Neither the loan nor the marriage would grant that right. The owner/manager of the LLC should put in writing to the secretary that they are terminated from their position.

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