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If you bought out his share of ownership, he no longer has any rights to the boat, or to any damage settlement arising out of damage to your boat.
Just tell him that you're looking to sell the boat, and ask for a notarized letter saying that you bought out his half of the partnership on such a date and that you have full authority to sell the boat.
Originally Posted by whitewater7
I just recently received an insurance claim settlement for the boat (it was damaged by another persons boat).
Would my former partner have any legal right to some of that money?
He’s the type who is always sueing someone, so I am reluctant to tell him what happened.
We used to be good buddies, and although we presently treat each other cordially, and even shake hands these days, I don’t trust him anymore.
Maybe I just won’t tell him about the insurance settlement and hope he agrees to the notarized letter.
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