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My husband puts in 10-14 hours a day working for this business with no pay or any interest in the business. If something happens to my husband do I have any legal compensation for the time he put in?
Unfortunately, if he is simply volunteering his time, then he is basically gifting his time and labor to his son and there is no contractual agreement for him to be paid. So if he were to pass, since there is no agreement to compensate him for his time and efforts, then there would not be any legal grounds for you to pursue payment from the son.
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You are very welcome, even though the news is kind of lousy. For what it is worth, it might be a good idea to discuss this with husband about how he is devoting his time to his son's future but not so much with his and yours...