Many Californians choose to set up their business operations as a partnership. A partnership offers many benefits for the founders. It can be an excellent way to create a sustainable, successful and profitable business. Of course, a partnership will only be able to maximize its potential if the partners are able to work together. If a serious intra-partnership dispute arises, it could potentially destroy the business. It is critical that business partners take proactive steps to prevent disputes. Further, when one does occur, business partners need to know how to protect the legal rights and financial interests of both themselves and their business.