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 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.
Includes the following:
• One (1) Covid-19 Postponement and Cancellation Clause (with options and comments on the side regarding how to modify for each client situation).
• Prepared by The Legal Paige, LLC, attorney drafted and reviewed
• Copy/paste into your contract
• Copy/paste into your online management software, Google docs, or into Microsoft Word
• Easy-to-use fill in the blanks template clause. There are yellow highlights used throughout the clause for you to identify what information you need to input and/or edit to your business needs
• All clauses are 100% legal mumbo jumbo free (aka no complicated legal terms)
• Each purchase is allowed one license, pursuant to the Terms and Conditions
Yes! Template contracts will work in all states. They are drafted with language that pertains to general and common contract laws across the United States. However, The Legal Paige disclaims that you should make sure to get your specific contract reviewed by an attorney in your state if you want it to be perfectly compliant with your state laws.
All TLP contracts are U.S. based only and are not suitable to be used in other countries. Please do not purchase the contracts if you are in Canada or another country.
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Custom contracts typically take 6-10 hours to draft and with the industry-standard billable hourly rate across the U.S. around $300-$700, that means it can cost $3000 - $7000 per contract. A template allows you to have the same basic contract language as everyone else in your industry, and then allows you to customize it to fit your needs at a fraction of the cost!
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