Contract Template FAQs
I'm not sure I filled out my document the right way - how can I get help?
We do not offer assistance with our contract templates that are purchased a la carte. If you're interested in more help and support with locking down your entire business legally, check out our Legal Road Map to Protect Your Online Course, at https://onlinecourselegal.com/ This package includes legal document templates as well as video walk-throughs of each document to help you fill them out and ongoing support so you can get your questions answered and implement your documents into your business.
How do I know these documents will work for my creative business?
We wrote these documents specifically for creative entrepreneurs - online educators, coaches, podcasters, bloggers, YouTubers, designers, photographers, and other creatives. They might not work as well for a brick and mortar pizza shop or boutique, but they are already pre-customized to fit your online, creative business.
I don't live in Tennessee / the United States, can I use these documents?
Autumn Witt Boyd, the lawyer who primarily created these documents, is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, and other attorneys with our firm who have given input into these documents may be licensed in other states. The documents were drafted to be generally applicable throughout the United States, but if you have a question or want to be sure about your state's laws, we encourage you to consult with a local lawyer. Since you'll already have a solid contract to discuss with a local lawyer, this consult should be simple and quick, without requiring very much research or one-on-one legal time.
These documents are not, however, intended to be used by anyone outside the United States.
How do I actually customize my documents?
You will receive your documents by email in editable format (Word) for easy customization. You can even save your own custom versions of your legal documents to use in different scenarios or with different clients or products.
What if the law changes, will you send me new documents?
We regularly monitor federal intellectual property and advertising laws for changes, and frequently update our contract templates. We will let you know of any major changes in the law that affect your documents (such as the recent EU privacy law, GDPR, that went into effect in May 2018). If we make a major update due to a change in law, we will email you an updated version.
Can I share my document with a friend?
How are these documents different from what I can buy from LegalZoom or another contract template shop?
Unlike other contracts you can buy from LegalZoom or RocketLawyer (or any other online template shop), we wrote these documents for you based on our combined 30+ years of experience working one-on-one with businesses large and small, and our expertise supporting the best online course creators in the business through their legal challenges.
I’ve combined my top-tier legal training and experience with their hard lessons learned (and many thousands of dollars spent on my legal fees!) to create templates that are already customized for your creative business. All you have to do is fill in a few blanks, at a fraction of the price and time commitment of hiring your own lawyer.
We include as much plain English language as we can in our documents, so you actually understand what they say. While some legalese is unavoidable (and important to include for your benefit!), we use the bare minimum.
I also work with clients one-on-one to create custom contracts tailored for your business. Custom contracts typically range from a flat fee of $1,500 – $3,000 and are quoted on an individual basis depending on complexity. Click here to chat about working together on a custom contract.
*The templates available here are for general use and do not constitute legal advice. These templates are not customized to any state’s laws or regulations; you may hire a local attorney to review them or if you have specific questions about how to fill them out. Autumn Witt Boyd does not provide legal advice or draft specific forms for a specific entity, individual or situation unless you hire Autumn as your lawyer by signing a separate, written engagement agreement. Click here to view complete Terms and Conditions for Contract Templates.