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Viable professional contract

How do I minimize future contract disputes with clients who use my professional services? 
There are a number of things you can do to minimize future contract disputes with clients, a few of which are listed below. But the first two are the most critical.

- Make sure both parties are clear about what is required by the client and what the service provider expects to be able to accomplish.

- Do in full measure what you contracted to do.

- Avoid contracts with anyone whose honesty and sincerity might be in question.

- Write well-worded, thoughtful agreements that leave little room for dispute.

- Use examples and proforma samples as necessary to clarify key contract points.

- Consult with an attorney on complex or risky agreements.

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