My mother is 51% shareholder in my father's company. She was a silent partner throughout the entire process, the only reason she was 51% shareholder was because my father wanted a certain tax exemption for minority women owning businesses. However in the midst of their divorce (which my father has made very ugly), she gave up her rights to the business. However, she recently received a notice that the company (as well as her personally) are being sued for $100,000. However she never made even one business decision in this entire business and she was a homemaker. In the divorce, she got the house however because of this business problem, they will attach the house as property.
I am looking to help her and I am unsure if hiring a corporate lawyer is necessary. Is there any way to mediate this situation without hiring a lawyer. And since she is being sued while she still is 51% shareholder of the company (even though the divorce was granted last year), does it matter if she sells her shares at this point or will she still be sued?