Q & A:
Q: How can I use legal agreements to establish healthy boundaries with clients?
—New Business Owner
A: Dear New:
To ensure your clients are aware of your boundaries—and the consequences for breaching them—you can incorporate your boundaries in the terms of your legal agreements.
For example, in your client-service agreement or product-purchase agreement, you should specifically detail the scope of your work, what’s expected of the client, and what happens if the agreement is not followed or the scope of work changes. You should similarly outline your payment terms in these documents: how much you get paid, how and when you expect to be paid, along with how late payments and non-payment will be handled.
As a Family Business Lawyer™, we will support you to create legally binding agreements that clearly define your boundaries and outline exactly how they will be enforced in every one of your business relationships.