My question involves business law in the state of: Colorado. Denver County.
I have looked this up all over the web and am getting conflicting information. My boyfriend said that you can absolutely not sue a dissolved LLC. Someone can attempt, but without any assets, it will get thrown out. And they can not go after you personally. He has dealt with that on numerous occasions in his own business ventures. On both sides.
Here's my story.
I had a semi-successful small business providing services. I had my LLC under my business name and everything was in order. In June, I became very ill and had to be unexpectedly hospitalized. I was unable to finish out my services and owe about $600 to a customer who is trying to serve me with papers. (I'm assuming. A man with paperwork came to my door a few days ago and I was too terrified to answer. I don't owe any other creditors or debtors. This is the only thing I know of). I dissolved my LLC shortly after my hospital stay. Not because I want to get out of paying. But because I am done being a business owner. If I had the money, I would pay her. I am completely unemployed and am still unable to return to work due to the medical stuff. I'm a big believer in karma and want to make things right with her, but I simply can't right now.
I make each customer sign a long liability release form. In that form it goes over "in case of emergency" protocol which I specifically state that basically I am not liable for anything. I know there is grey area in everything and I AM 100% responsible for paying her back. I am just unsure how to go about this. I wasn't planning on having an emergency. I also wasn't planning on losing my income and closing my business. I do not have the emotional strength to go to court and handle this right now.
So in short:
Customer signed a liability release which pretty much voids me of any financial responsibility unless it's due to willful negligence.
The amount she paid was for a full 2 weeks of services. $600. I preformed a weeks worth, so technically it's half of that that I owe.
I dissolved my LLC before I had any idea this was going to turn into a legal issue.
I have NO business assets. No bank account. I never really had any assets to begin with.
Any insight would be appreciated! And yes, I know I need to live up to my end and simply pay her. I planned on it, I just don't even have an extra $20 right now.