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Welcome to Giveawaylegalforms.com. You will find a law database of over 3,500 general and USA legal document templates free to download and print. Compiled from an attorneys private archive, and drafted for small to large businesses along with legal templates for family and personal use.
These forms and precedents cover commonplace business and personal arrangements for which you ordinarily would pay legal professionals.
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The professional templates can serve you in many ways. Buying goods or services, parking in a public car park for which a payment is required, buying a ticket to travel by train, bus or airline are good examples of contracts we enter into everyday.
Every time a trader sells (or buys) goods a contract is entered. Other contracts are sale of land, acquisition of finance, or the leasing of vehicles and equipment. Contract law is largely based upon common law principles.The law regards a contract that's been dated, signed and duly notarized as binding. The courts will often identify a contract by its terms, and its offer and acceptance. Find out more by reading how to prepare legal forms.
The trader "offers" to sell something: the buyer "accepts" the offer by agreeing to buy it. The offer should be clear enough to identify the goods and the terms upon which it is sold. If the buyer suggests a change in the terms, no agreement is formed, and further communication is referred to as a "counter offer." It needs to be accepted by the seller before a contract or promissory note is finalized. It is of course, open to the seller to repeat the offer, make a new offer, or break off negotiations altogether.
There must also be caveat, covenant or consideration. In commercial agreements, this is simply "the price" which one party is willing to pay the other party for goods or services. Alternatively, for goods or services provided in return for the money to be paid by the first party. Often a large department store will promote the sale of goods by offering certain other goods as "free offers", for example an "electric kettle" given free with every refrigerator over $400 purchased. The consideration for the refrigerator is its price in money terms. And the consideration for the kettle is entering into the agreement to buy the refrigerator for an example.
Certain classes of persons have limited juridical powers to contract, the principal groups being minors and bankrupts. Any legal contract made with a minor or a person under 18 years of age, may be unenforceable unless the contract is for things necessary to maintain the particular person his or her normal lifestyle.
An intellectual property agreement comes under trademark law which carries weighty legal limitations. Examples of "necessaries" could be food, clothes, accommodation, and education. When in doubt, it is wise to have the contract guaranteed by a parent or guardian, and of course, duly notarized. Bankrupts have very considerable restrictions placed on their ability to enter into contracts. The law does provide protection to persons having bona fide dealings with undischarged bankrupts. The latter are liable to penalties if they obtain credit over $200 without disclosing their bankruptcy.
Signing An Agreement
The lawful due process and the legitimate agreement should always be signed in your true capacity. If the agreement is for a corporation, sign in your capacity as a corporate official. If you just sign your name, you can be held personally liable on the contract, and could invoke a summons, subpoena, warrant, writ or decretum. Or even worse you could wind-up in a court of law and lose the case, and have a court degree of garnishment of your wages. If you are signing for a partnership, indicate that fact. If you are signing for yourself, or your own incorporated business, then you just have to sign your name. Assume that you are the president of a corporation. You should sign as follows:
Peter Madison, President
Example 2: If you are signing an agreement for the benefit of a partnership, use the following format:
Peter Madison, Partner
Oftentimes it is thought that a contract does not exist if it is not in written form. This is a misconception. While some legal contracts have to be in drafted form, business agreements can be valid and enforceable even in the absence of written evidence of their contents. It's wiser to reduce the legal terms agreed upon to writing because it provides greater evidence of what was originally agreed upon by the parties.
This site not only provides you with lawyer drafted agreements and contracts, but you will also find many legal articles written by experts. Real articles, full of legal tips and secrets that you can profit legally from. These articles will help you in identifying and eliminating weaknesses and legal liabilities in a business arrangement including avoiding any legal ramifications that may be highlighted in the legal agreement that you've entered into. The last thing you want is to receive is a notice of a court injunction to cease all activities. It's a legal mandate that the decision of a qulified lawyer must edict, divestiture or dictate a precedent according to established law charter, incorporating local ordinances, state, and federal constitution regulation and jurisprudence.
Avoiding Weak Agreement Clauses
The number one reason why a lawsuit filed for "breach of agreement" is lost in a statutory court ruling on constitutional law is because the agreement embodies weak powerless agreement clauses. Current figures reveal almost 77% of agreements are made up of inadequate below standard legal clauses and provisions. It doesn't take much for any savvy attorney to tear to pieces an agreement when it consists of weak legal clauses. However, this site provides you with access to alternative/optional additional watertight clauses.
Legal Rights & Consultation
It's best to seek legal consultaion and advice from a professional lawyer prior to entering into any valid contractual obligation. An experienced attorney for example can advise you of local regulations, bylaws, legislation, acts and statutes of law regarding "tenants rights" when it comes to signing a rental agreement. It's also wise to check with your local attorney to find out what laws apply in your state or province before you sign a legal and binding contract. Having said that, once you have located the legal forms on this site you wish to use, have your attorney check the form over before you date and sign it.