One of the principal reasons for forming a business entity is to protect the owners from personal liability for the debts of the corporation. At the same time, business owners may use the business, most often a limited liability company, as a way to protect their business interests from being at risk for personal liabilities.
Understanding how a charging order could ultimately be applied is particularly important for individuals in high-risk professions. This includes not just the professionals like doctors or engineers, but also anyone who routinely deals with intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. In all of these areas, the insurance coverage is poor and the risk is high. For that reason, many individuals will seek to hold assets inside of other vehicles, including a limited liability company.