Covid-19 Postponement & Cancellation Clause

One thing to consider right now is adding a "Covid-19" clause to your new contracts that clients will sign over the next year. Because Coronavirus is a "known" cause, it’s unlikely to fall under Force Majeure for new contracts signed because it’s not "unforeseeable" or "unpredictable".  Moreover, as government orders start getting lifted, clients will be left having to make the decision whether to continue to host their event/wedding with the continuance of a health risk to their guests (it will also vary greatly depending on the location of the event).  Thus, it is best to explicitly lay out what your business's policies are regarding Covid-19, the ability to reschedule (and the number of times you will allow a reschedule with or without a fee), and the refundability or non-refundability of the retainer.  This clause features the ability to reschedule with a proper "x" days notice, rescheduling without a fee for "x" amount of months, the responsibility of the client to work with your business to find a new rescheduled date available on your calendar, the potential increase in pricing for prime dates in 2021 (depending on your business practices), and the forfeit of the retainer in the event of pure cancellation.

The Legal Paige worked with 5 industry pros to draft this template clause and it includes everything you’ll need to be protected when clients need to reschedule or cancel due to Covid.  Remember, you can always negotiate this clause with each client depending on the situation and modify it so your clients also feel good and secure about booking you.  And, this clause is only needed in contracts where your clients want more specificity surrounding Covid-19 reschedulings and cancellations.  Otherwise, you can still use your general rescheduling and cancellation policies.

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NOTE: If you DO NOT allow complimentary rescheduling or the ability for your clients to cancel their wedding close to the date, you will NOT want to use this clause, and instead should use the Acknowledgement of Covid-19 & No Rescheduling clause HERE. You will only use ONE of these clauses in your contract depending on your business's Covid policies.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

One (1) Covid-19 Postponement and Cancellation Clause (with options and comments on the side regarding how to modify each client situation, differing payment plans, and more).

TEMPLATE FEATURES

Every clause template is prepared by The Legal PaigeLLC, attorney drafted and reviewed, and created specifically for your industry.

 

Every clause template is in paragraph format and created with easy-to-use fill-in-the-blanks for your unique business. We make it simple to identify what information you need to input with highlighted, editable sections.

Once you’ve finished, you can quickly copy/paste this new clause into your current contract and then into your client management software, Google Docs, or Microsoft Word to send to clients in a snap.

All language is 100% legal mumbo jumbo-free (aka no complicated legal terms).

Plus, you'll get free access to future clause template updates from The Legal Paige.

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DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER: By purchasing a template clause from The Legal Paige, LLC, you are not given access to Paige and no attorney-client relationship is created.

All template clauses are drafted using general U.S. contract principles and are not state-specific. Our products are easy-to-use and have highlighted, editable sections with commentary on what to amend according to your business practices and local state laws. You may modify the document on your own or find an attorney in your state to help you.

TLP’s Easy Step-by-Step Process

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01. CHOOSE A CONTRACT

Not tech savvy? No worries - next: all you need to do is open the document in Microsoft Word (OR you can even Google Docs!). Here you'll edit the document with exactly what we've highlighted for you and get insights straight from The Legal Paige on how to tweak certain clauses to your own business practices.

Make your edits

02. MAKE YOUR EDITS

Choose your product and "add to cart" to purchase. Upon checkout, you’ll get instant access to your contract or clause in your email inbox within seconds. No waiting around for weeks on the lawyer down the street to draft a legal document that you're not even sure is legit.

You are legally legit and protected

03. YOU ARE LEGALLY LEGIT!

Before your next coffee break, you'll be finished editing and ready to upload your brand-spanking-new legally legit document into your CRM... which means both you and your clients are protected from all the "what ifs".

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This clause was great. I did add language specifically around states issuing a travel ban as that was a clients main concern, but this was just what I needed.

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