A Partnership Agreement is an internal written document detailing the terms of a partnership. A partnership is a business arrangement where two or more individuals share ownership in a company and agree to share in the profits and losses of their company. The future of the partnership business must be explained by explaining the process of admitting new partners. Also, you must mention what will happen if the partner dies or withdraws from the partnership. In the final stage, you need to pick the law which will govern the agreement and get it signed by the relevant authorities. In the absence of a written agreement setting a value, the value of the Partnership will be based on the fair market value appraisal of all Partnership assets (less liabilities) determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). This appraisal will be conducted by an independent accounting firm agreed to by all Partners. Upon the death of either partner, the surviving partner shall have the right either to purchase the interest of the decedent in the partnership or to terminate and liquidate the partnership business. If the surviving partner elects to purchase the decedent's interest, he shall serve notice in writing of such election, within three months after the death of the decedent, upon the executor or administrator of the decedent, or, if at the time of such election no legal representative has been appointed, upon any one of the known legal heirs of the decedent at the last-known address of such heir. This agreement also allows you to anticipate and settle potential business conflicts, prepare for certain business contingencies and clearly define the responsibilities and expectations of the partners.