Can I use these in any state or outside the USA?
What is the law behind these contract forms?
Rachel’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable.
The contract templates provide a good foundation for a local attorney to amend for the laws of your country versus your attorney drafting from scratch.
It is recommended that a local attorney review your contract, including changes, for legitimacy. You can search your state bar listings for a contracts or business attorney.
Why do you say I need to amend these contracts for my location?
While Rachel Brenke's contracts go through a multi-level review process, we are unable to target in on every protection that you may want to include, plus laws can vary in different states and countries. Try as we might, we do our best to provide a comprehensive and quality contract.
What if I am apprehensive about using a contract form due to location variations?
Totally understandable, you need to do what is best for your business.
The best part of having these contract forms available is that they can provide you with a higher quality, more comprehensive and cheaper bill with a local attorney. See examples here. Small business lawyers are a great starting line for protection, but many have never been an entrepreneur or have run a business. These forms help to fill that void.