Contracts are designed to avoid problems, not create them. One careless agreement, however, can wrap your entire business in legal issues that you're far better off avoiding.
When you freelance in the creative arts for a living, contracts can save your finances and your reputation -- but many freelancers don't know how to begin drafting a good contract or understand exactly why they need one.
A number of Florida residents are very unhappy with their insurance company after filing claims for damage from Hurricane Irma several months ago.
Most employees think of a contract as something that protects them from getting fired for no good reason. They don't think of it as something that also legally binds them to a job they might decide they hate.
There's been a lot of talk in the news lately about what it takes to make a contract legal.
If a contract clause can reasonably be interpreted in more than one way, that's an ambiguous clause -- and a potential problem for your business.
If you have a contract with someone, you expect them to fulfill it.
If you call a document a "letter of intent," is it enforceable as a contract?
There's a phrase or two that's commonly seen in contracts called a governing law provision or conflict of laws provision. Many people read over this part of the contracts that they sign without fully understanding its meaning.
Did you just get your first professional job offer? As excited as you may be, reign in your enthusiasm so that it doesn't override your common sense.