Going into business in Texas involves a series of binding legal agreements. The nature of these agreements can be stated in certain terms. Once agreed upon, the terms can be made concrete and enforceable by means of a contract. After you sign it, a contract becomes the law for your business and its further conduct.
Establish the form of your business via contract
The form that your business will take is one of the first matters you can settle with a contract. You need to decide if your business will be a corporation, a limited liability company (“LLC”), or some form of partnership. If you decide on the latter, you will need to seal the deal with one or more partnership agreements. The nature of the business and all of its rules and regulations stem from this contract.
A written contract is something more tangible and actionable than any kind of mere verbal agreement. There are certain matters that may be handled via a handshake or verbal deal. Forming a business, employing workers, and dividing the profits are not among them. These need a contract in order to define and enforce them.
Contracts are needed to forestall legal disputes
One of the most crucial reasons why every business needs to start with a contractual agreement is to avoid or at least minimize the prospect of future litigation. If it becomes clear that the partners owning a business can no longer get along, it may be time to make a change. You can use a contract to remove a co-owner.
The methods that you use to do so must be completely above board, legal, and ethical. The precise manner in which the removal is handled will be dictated by the terms of the contract. This is the best way to have this removal stand up in court.