- Expiration of Agreement: Where a partnership is entered into for a fixed period of time, it is assumed dissolved at the expiration of the fixed date.
- Bankruptcy of a Partner: Partnership will be dissolved when one of the partners is bankrupt.
- Death of a Partner: Death of a partner will bring the business to an end.
- Notice of Retirement by a Partner: A partnership may be dissolved when a partner has given sufficient notice of his retirement.
- Joint Decision: Partnership can be dissolved when all the members decide to put a stop to the business relationship.
- Insolvency of the Business: Partnership can be dissolved when it cannot meet its obligations.
- Court Verdict: The court may decree dissolution in certain cases, e.g. if a partner is incapacitated or if there is a misconduct.
- Insanity of a Partner: If one of the partners becomes insane, the remaining partners can apply to the court for dissolution.
Rules for Distribution of Assets on Dissolution
The following procedures must be followed:
- Losses must be paid out from the capital.
- Payments of debts and liabilities to outside creditors must be made.
- Partners’ loan has to be paid.
- The partners’ capital must be settled.
- Any profit on the realisation of assets must be shared in the partnership profit-sharing ratio.
BALANCE SHEET OF PARTNERSHIP