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Steps you can take to avoid a partnership dispute

On Behalf of | May 10, 2024 | Business Law

If you’re creating a partnership, you might dread the possibility of a partnership dispute. After all, when you and your partners have a falling out, the viability of your business can be tested, putting your financial well-being on the line. In some instances, partnership disputes are so severe that they even lead to the dissolution of the business itself.

As stressful as that can seem, there are steps you can take during the formation of your business to try to head off these disputes. Let’s look at some of them so that you know how to protect your interests when you create your business.

How you can try to avoid a partnership dispute

There’s a lot of work to be done on the front end of your business’s creation if you want to avoid a partnership dispute. Here are some steps that you can take:

  • Choose partners who share your values and goals.
  • Discuss worst-case scenarios so that you all understand how you can collectively respond to them.
  • Create a detailed partnership agreement so that everyone fully understands their responsibilities and obligations in running and managing the business.
  • Develop a decision matrix so that you have an objective way to come to a decision when complicated issues and conflicts arise.
  • Identify a process that must be followed when disagreements crop up.

There are other steps you can take to try to avoid a partnership dispute, so be thorough and utilize the tools that you think are best for you and your business.

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