Business and divorce

If the LLC was started during the marriage, then the debts of the company are marital debts and you are both equally responsible for these debts. If you don’t have an attorney you should consult with one as soon as possible.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May of 07. My wife decided that she wanted a divorce in July of 07, only days after the doctor released me to return to work 3-4 hours per day. She flew to Fla the first week of Oct with another man. I have to think that she was cheating. I will never know. Now her separation papers are outrageous. We started a small business in March of 06 and she wants completely off the LLC. She also wants the car that is paid for while I take the vehicle that still isn’t paid for. She told me she was thinking of leaving on the 13th of July and somehow moved into an apartment on the 14th. I was stranded. Our agreement was that she took care of us personally and I took the business finances and put them back into the business. I now have to live with my parents while she has a nice apartment. I decided the best thing to do is sell the LLC. We still owe a decent amount but her attorney told me that his client’s status as a member of the LLC does not render her personally liable for the debts of the LLC. Is this true? Sorry for the small novel. I just feel railroaded.