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A Partnership Dissolution Agreement is an agreement used by partners of a business to set out the terms and conditions of a partnership dissolution. A partnership is a business owned and managed by two or more persons for the sole purpose of making a profit. The parties engaged in a partnership business are called partners.
Under the law, a partnership business can be dissolved for any of the following reasons:
A Partnership Dissolution Agreement can particularly be useful if the partnership is operating without a Partnership Agreement or if the Partnership Agreement does not provide terms and conditions for ending the partnership.
By creating precise timeline, delineating the roles and duties of the partners and clearly describing the distribution of the remaining partnership assets, this document simplifies the process of partnership dissolution.
How to use this document
This document is used as a first step to dissolve a partnership. This agreement specifies the following:
After filling the form, it should be downloaded, printed, and each partner should sign all the copies of this document. Each of the partners should also keep a signed copy for record purposes.
Note that creating or signing a Partnership Dissolution Agreement does not automatically end a partnership. The partnership will continue operation until the partnership's debts have been fully settled, the assets of the partnership have been properly distributed, and the dissolution process has been completed.
After the dissolution, the partners are required to file a notice of dissolution at the Corporate Affairs Commission. Also, the partners are required to publish the notice of dissolution in the newspaper and public gazette and send the notice to their customers and clients.
Once the dissolution process is completed, the partnership will be formally dissolved and all the partners will no longer be personally liable for any partnership obligations.
Partnerships in Nigeria are subject to both federal and state legislations. Therefore, the Partnership Act 1958 and the Partnership laws of various states in Nigeria apply to this document.
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Other names for the document: Partnership Dissolution Contract, Termination of Partnership, Agreement to End a Partnership, Cancellation of Articles of Partnership Organization, Cancellation of Business Partnership Agreement