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Family business being a general partnership question.

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If a general partnership is a family business, that files several lawsuits a year, and no one ever objects to the lack of a FBN statement, then is it unnecessary for them to file a FBN statement?

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It is necessary for the plaintiff which is a general partnership operating under a FBN to file a FBN statement if using the FBN to sue in court.

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I am not a litigator, but I understand that in Small Claims Court, the judges are punctilious about insisting that the FBN be filed before the plaintiff can go forward.. Maybe your FBN just does not appear to be fictitious.

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No, unless the names of all. Partners are included in the business name.


This is NOT legal advice, just a general discussion of the law, as we are not familiar with the specific documents and facts of your case, etc. Please consult with a competent attorney in this area of the law for specific legal advice regarding your particular case, as the advice may vary depending on the facts.

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