You have options, but, trying to save money by hiring someone who is motivated to help the other person and who is not likely being paid is a bad move, period. I'm sure others will chime in with a more responsive answer, but, bottom line is you need to get in person counsel for yourself asap.Ask a similar question
I agree that using your partner's brother is a poor choice. Many of the matters you wish to recover damages on are possible, but very fact specific. Proof of damages is something that many attorneys, much less pro per have trouble with. Not all damages are "legal" damages". You probably need to file an action for an accounting, breach of fiduciary duty and for dissolution.
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You don't indicate the form of the business entity (limited partnership, general partnership, or possibly LLC or corporation), but generally speaking, yes, you can sue your business partner for dissolution of the partnership. You need to retain your own attorney to do so. If you have a written partnership agreement, the provisions for dissolution and winding up contained in the partnership agreement control. If you do not have a written partnership agreement, the dissolution and winding up provisions contained in the California Corporations Code will dictate the method and manner for dissolution and winding up.
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