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Asad Rahman
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I have an agreement with my partner to split 50/50 all

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I have an agreement with my partner to split 50/50 all proceeds. We had a client that did not pay so we sued them. In the case my partner notified the attorney he withdrew from the case and if I wanted to pursue it would be on my dime alone. We are near a settlement and Im told the settlement check will be written to our joint company and mailed to the company address. That company address is to my partners home. He and I are parting ways and I fear he'll cash and keep all the funds. I told the attorney I would pick up the check and he refused to allow it. How can I stop my partner from taking all the money esp since he withdrew from the case?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.

There is no way to ensure that he doesn't but you would have strong grounds to sue him if he did try to deposit the money.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Since the check would be written to our joint company and I can deposit it, why can't I insist that I pick up the check then to have them mail it?

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.

You absolutely can. I am advising in case he does not honor your request.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

So the attorney can chose to not honor my request for picking up the check?

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.

He is your attorney so he should.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.

If you have no further questions a positive rating would be greatly appreciated

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 6 months ago.

Let me know if you have any additional questions otherwise a positive rating would be greatly appreciated