Many people ask why legal documents contain so much mumbo jumbo. Why not have a simple one-page document in plain English? You can! Our office believes in writing documents that are easy to read and understand. However, much of the extra stuff is there to protect your interests. Through court decisions and legislative acts, the law requires certain language be included in any specific situation if you are to be fully protected. This language spells out the responsibilities of the parties and provides remedies in case problems come up. While one-page documents and oral contracts can be perfectly enforceable in court, they often are not detailed enough to describe what you really want to happen. We can write a contract that meets your needs, and is easy to understand. In addition, we can help you understand any papers you’ve been asked to sign. Remember, always read papers carefully BEFORE you sign, and never sign any legal paper until it’s been reviewed by your attorney.
To draft your contract, or review something you’ve been asked to sign, please call us at 301-251-1600.