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  • Deposits vs Retainers: Are They Refundable?

    Deposits vs Retainers: Are They Refundable?

    Do you know the difference between the terms “Deposits” and “Retainers”? Did you know one is usually refundable and one usually isn't? Let’s discuss the differences between “Deposits”, “Retainers”, and/or “Reservation Fees/Booking Fees”, whether using a certain term allows for...

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  • The Legal Paige - Should You Use The Word "Retainer" Or "Deposit"?

    Should You Use The Word "Retainer" or "Deposit"?

    A common question TLP gets asked almost daily is whether you should use the term “retainer” or “deposit”. And some people believe you can use these terms interchangeably in your contracts. It makes sense; both are fees paid in advance...

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  • Flat Fee Retainers

    Flat Fee Retainers

    As an industry standard, wedding & event photographers generally take a 50% retainer on the total value of the booking as non-refundable reservation retainer. However, when Covid-19 hit across the industry we started seeing a client pushback and legal battles...

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Founder and attorney at The Legal Paige, Paige is a certified Juris Doctor who helps entreprenuers become legally compliant online. Law aside, she's really just a small town Montana momma who loves her family, the lake, and a good glass of red wine.

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