Understanding the Legal Consequences of Defaulting on SBA Loans One would easily acquire a small business loan from his or her local bank or from any other lender. In some instances, one may have to admit that he or she may not be in a position to pay the loan as per the agreement something that automatically qualifies him or her as a defaulter. In instances where one make losses and walks out of business, for example, he or she may not be in a position to pay his or her debt. One would definitely need to find a way around SBA to avoid becoming bankrupt. Bearing in mind that most people want to pay to the lender as little amount as they can at their convenience, most lenders tend to ensure that they pay the most they can pay even if the forced collection tactics are to be used. In an instance where one becomes a defaulter, of an SBA guaranteed loan, he or she is subject to liquidation of his or her business where the creditor tries to recover as much money as he or she can. It is also obvious that the bank or any other lender ought to turn to the guarantor and have them settle the remaining amount. It is also essential for one as a guarantor to know that there is no requirement that in five guarantors, each guarantor owes the lender a fifth of the loan each. One as a guarantor may be subject to paying off the whole amount especially where he or she has assets that can be used by the bank or the lender to pay the loan in question. The current assets of the guarantor is one of the things the creditor may have to consider in trying to recover his or her money. In case one as a creditor is unable to pay the money, he or she would also need to be followed up with the intention of figuring out whether he or she has any other money in the bank or whether he or she has other assets that can be used to fully settle the loan. One would definitely need to know that the creditor will follow up on his or her bank accounts, cash, real estate, investments among other things. While hiring a lawyer may be an option when one is a defaulter, one would need to know that most lawyers do not know more about the SBA loans and hence may be learning as the case progresses. To avoid instances where one has to be bankrupt or has his or her guarantors taken through payment of his or her loan, one would need to make sure that he or she works with a lawyer so as to figure out the best way forward.