Partners may agree to participate in gains and losses based on their share of ownership, or this division can be allocated to each partner in equal shares, regardless of participation. It is necessary that these conditions be clearly outlined in the partnership agreement in order to avoid conflicts throughout the period of activity. The partnership agreement should also provide for the date on which the profits can be deducted from the transaction. The autonomy of the partners, also known as the liaison force, should also be defined within the framework of the agreement. The entity`s commitment to debt or other contract may expose the company to untold risk. In order to avoid this potentially costly situation, the partnership agreement should provide conditions for the partners entitled to link the company and the process implemented in these cases. A partnership agreement must not be concluded in writing to be effective and, according to the actions of the partners, any written agreement may have been replaced by a subsequent oral agreement [Note 1]. As part of the partnership agreement, individuals are committed to doing what each partner will bring to business. Partners may agree to pay capital to the company in the form of a cash contribution to cover start-up costs or equipment contributions, and services or real estate may be mortgaged as part of the partnership agreement. As a general rule, these contributions determine the percentage of each partner`s ownership in the business and are, as such, important conditions under the partnership agreement. Partnerships often continue to operate for an indeterminate period, but there are cases where a business is destined to dissolve or end after reaching a certain stage or a certain number of years. A partnership agreement should contain this information, even if the timetable is not set.