1. We did not have any written agreement. We opened our business at the county business office and checked partnership and we both signed the business application.
Correct, we agreed to $24k per year.
No agreement as to funding or call for contributions. I'm 57 and he's 32. He encouraged me to retire and collect $24k per year while he ran the business.
I contributed no money.
I am guessing his profits were $120k or so and he commented he paid himself $80k per year in 2012. That's when I got angry.
His attorney's response is that we were not partners and I gave him the use of my state card as a gift. His attorney has not seen the business application where we signed up as partners. I believe my partner is not telling his attorney the truth. So when I sue him, he'll certainly get my evidence then.
Also, I went to the courthouse last month and got copies of affidavits where he's applied for building permits. He's forged my name 4 times so far.
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