The Potomac housewife airing her business troubles… they own franchises. Franchising is VERY regulated by the FTC. So you can’t just hand down businesses or force people out.
They would have to be disclosed and sign the franchises agreements originally to be included. It would be very hard to do this. Not saying that it’s impossible, just very challenging without many signatures, skin in the game, and attorneys. Also You can’t remove someone from a bank account without their consent. There are laws in place because of this exact scenario.