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Service Contracts

Do You Need a Service Contract for Your Small Business?

A small business plan from LegalShield gives you access to lawyer-drafted service contracts so you can enter client engagements knowing you are using an agreement that is legally sound and protects your rights.


The Benefits of Using a Lawyer to Help You With Contracts

Whether you’re a solo consultant, a wedding DJ or you own a lawn care business with 25 employees, you should be using a professional services contract drafted by a lawyer. 

  • Using a professional contract elevates your brand
  • Clear terms and conditions help create proper expectations with your clients
  • A formal agreement helps deter bad behavior from customers
  • Your agreement can help resolve disputes before going to court

36%-56% of small businesses are involved in litigation each year. As such, it’s critical that you have a lawyer make sure your service contract is legally sound. 

Join LegalShield now to make sure your service agreement includes the right language.

The Elements of an Effective Service Contract

While your service agreement may need terms specific to your industry, most agreements need to include the following basic elements.

  • The length of the agreement (term)
  • Scope of work/responsibilities of the parties
  • How and when payment will be made
  • Rules for resolving disputes
  • How intellectual property rights will be handled
  • Liability and indemnification clauses
  • Rules for making modifications to the agreement
  • Standard waiver clause to preserve your rights
  • Representations and warranties
  • Relationship (usually independent contractor)

With LegalShield, you get access to lawyer drafted service contract templates, unlimited legal consultation and your lawyer can review any documents (up to 15 pages each). No matter how you use your membership, you’ll end up with a great service contract you know you can count on, for a fraction of the cost of hiring a lawyer directly. 

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Resolving Disputes Related to Your Service Contract

Using a service agreement that is written and reviewed by a small business lawyer helps to prevent many common customer problems. Should you find yourself in a dispute with a customer, you’ll rest easy knowing LegalShield is on your team.

  1. Contact your lawyer any time to get legal and settlement advice
  2. Have your lawyer write a letter to compel a customer to honor your agreement
  3. Have your lawyer make a call on your behalf to negotiate a resolution

Whether you use your LegalShield lawyer for advice to resolve a dispute on your own or ask them to get involved on your behalf, you’ll get better results than stressing and guessing.   

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Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans

LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.

Advice, Consultation and Research

Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.

Letters or Phone Calls

Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.

Document Review

Put business-related legal documents through legal review.

Collection Letters
Collection Letters

A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.

How LegalShield Works

Finding solutions to your legal issues doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated or expensive.

LegalShield puts the power of legal representation within reach of any individual, family, or business. We work hard to make it easy, simple, and affordable to get the legal help you need, when you need it.

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