We really hope you don’t get that far! Each of our templates includes a dispute resolution clause which requires the parties to try to first resolve the dispute without resorting to the court.
That said, if you were to get to litigation, the most important thing to have at your disposal is a clear, unambiguous list of what your rights and responsibilities and those of the other party are or were.
Our templates provide that, plus the necessary language around dispute resolution and the things that make a contract legally sound.
These are things like:
- Where a dispute will be negotiated, or litigated, if it comes to that including what law governs the contract;
- What your termination policy is, and how that will be enforced (the template allows you to choose, with suggested language); and
- The fact that this contract is your full and final agreement — you’re not left to hunt around your text messages and emails to figure out what you agreed to