Contracts: Don't pick up your Pencil ...

Written by Ellen Zucker

Protect your bottom line. Donít pick up your pencil until your client has signedrepparttar dotted line.

I refer torepparttar 143105 temptation for many artists, designers and other creatives to jumprepparttar 143106 gun and begin work on a project before there is a signed contract.

It is not unreasonable to make some quick sketches to outline initial ideas as part of a preliminary discussion. But since anything done at this stage is purely speculative, it is best to limitrepparttar 143107 time spent until there is some kind of commitment byrepparttar 143108 client.

If it is difficult to definerepparttar 143109 scope of a project until a greater amount of preliminary work is done, consider drafting a separate agreement coveringrepparttar 143110 preliminary phase.

When you begin work beforerepparttar 143111 contract is signed, you are expending your time and skills inrepparttar 143112 expectation that you will eventually be paid. But without a signed contract,repparttar 143113 client has no obligation to go through withrepparttar 143114 project, make any payment, or assignrepparttar 143115 project to you if he does go forward.

Ifrepparttar 143116 client himself wonít commit to you, or canít commit to going ahead withrepparttar 143117 project itself, be wary. You may be dealing with a difficult client.

Lawsuit Loans. No Risk Funding

Written by Fred Coutts

Lawsuit Loans. No Risk Loans

A relatively new source of financing is now available for both individuals and business owners. It is called lawsuit financing, often referred to as lawsuit loans or lawsuit funding. But these are not loans becauserepparttar money does not have to be paid back unlessrepparttar 142740 case is won.

Lawsuit financing (loans) help clients who are having financial difficulties. Lawsuit funders do not require credit checks, monthly payments, notes, or any other security. Frequently, claimants have missed work or lost their job and can no longer meet their rent or automobile payments. Inrepparttar 142741 past, these claimants have needed to accept lesser settlement amounts due to pressing financial difficulties. Now, clients can sustain their personal lives and giverepparttar 142742 attorneyrepparttar 142743 necessary time to achieverepparttar 142744 full value ofrepparttar 142745 case.

Often times, individual claimants and commercial litigants require financial loan assistance prior to settlement or judgment. Types of cases that qualify are: - Personal Injury: Automobile Accidents, Any Type - Malpractice: Medical-Legal, Accounting, Construction, - Wrongful Termination - Discrimination - Harassment: Sexual/Rape, Any Type -And much more

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