When Enough is Enough
While running your business is never without stress, unneeded stress shouldn’t come between you and your partner. But it happens.
If you are unfortunate enough to be faced with an irrational, uninvolved or unreasonable partner, it is critical that you are able to bring things to a conclusion. You don’t need the additional antagonism – and the business can seldom afford it.
In an ideal world, a solution would be mutually agreed upon between you and your partner over a cup of coffee. However, human beings are at times irrational. In such cases, you have no choice but to explore your legal options.
How Epiphany Law Can Help
When you feel like there is no other solution, it’s time to enlist the help of the experienced attorneys at Epiphany Law. We can quickly advise you of available solutions and recommended courses of action, including litigation if necessary.
While we believe that it is best to work in a civilized manner, our clients are comforted knowing that if aggressive tactics are required, Epiphany Law doesn’t back down. With Epiphany Law, you can be assured that your interests will be protected.
Questions & Answers about Enmity Between You and Your Partner
Q: Can’t I just force my partner to act reasonably?
A: Unfortunately, no. Although it would feel good at times to persuade your partner with a baseball bat, we generally advise against that. A judge can, however, force parties to act reasonably, particularly when one party is failing to live up to the promises that have been made in the past. Thus, while you can’t directly force your partner to see things your way, a judge can.
Q: What is mediation?
A: Mediation is often a powerful tool in resolving litigation between business owners. In mediation, a third party (often a retired attorney or judge) listens to the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. The mediator, based upon his or her experience, provides guidance on the possible legal outcomes that the parties may face. Often times, this voice of experienced reason can bring irrational parties to a rational solution early in the process.
Q: How long will it take?
A: The US court system is anything but speedy. However, exactly how long a specific court action will take depends upon a multitude of factors. If the case is a clear cut breach of contract, a summary judgment could be rendered in relatively short order. However, if the case requires testimony and findings from third parties or experts, you may be in for a long haul. In general, the better you are at documenting understandings, the quicker the case will come to resolution.