about 6 years ago, my married boyfriend owned a business that was being shut down by the irs. they gave him 3 days to pay $36,000. within that 3 days, he moved the business, changed its name, and illegally transferred all of it's assets into his friend's name. i say illegally because the business actually belonged to his wife also. as naive as i was, i put the dba for the "new" business in my name. i do not know what ever happened with the divorce and all, but what are the laws governing a dba? can i be responsible the next time he decides to dodge the irs? what can i do to remove my name from the dba, and is it even important?