Can my wife change the ownership of our business without my consent?

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Can my wife change the ownership of our business without my consent?

We are listed as partners on our state registration.

Asked on July 13, 2013 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

What do you mean change the ownership?  

Is there a partnership agreement?

What powers does she have under that agreement?

If she exceeded those powers, her actions are invalid.  

Licensed in Georgia

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, one owner may not unilaterally (on her own) change the ownership interests of any owner, including herself; she can't give herself a larger share, can't take away some or all of your share, etc. She is, of course, free to create a new business wholly owned by her, if she likes.


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