Well, if I was your mother, I’d say yes, that’s very complicated, and please just pay him for services rendered. But, as your lawyer, adding him is not that complicated. However, the result is that you’ve now turned what was essentially a sole proprietorship into a partnership, requiring tax returns, fiduciary duties, and ideally, a written partnership agreement for when you want to show your boyfriend the door.
I want to add my boyfriend to my single-member LLC. Is that complicated?
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Since 1993, I have represented hundreds of businesses and individuals in a variety of industries. Small business legal advising . . . that's my thing.