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Hello, I can't draft a full formal contract in this forum in exchange for $12.50 (my share of your payment). But, here's a quick example:
Note: Be aware that if your friend cannot actually pay your damages, that you will be stuck with the bill. Seriously consider purchasing the various damage and liability waivers provided by the rental company. Also, be careful with answers received from lawyers who are not licensed to practice law in California. California law is much more complicated than any other state jurisdiction, and in my experience, answers from out-of-state attorneys do not fully contemplate all of the intricacies of California law. Hope this helps. NOTICE: My goal here is to entertain while educating the public about the law. I hope my answer is useful and informative to you. During our conversation, the website may ask you to rate my answer. If you rate my answer lower than the middle rating, then the website retains your entire payment, and I receive nothing. It is entirely your choice as to how you rate my answer. However, because your payment to me is in the nature of a donation/gift, rather than as compensation for any services rendered, you are entitled to know how your rating affects the final distribution of your donation. If you need to contact me again, please put my user id at the beginning of your question ("To Socrateaser"), and the system will send me an alert. Please Click the following link for IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION. Thanks and best wishes!
Hi, Sorry, I may have not informed you but the business is going to be in hawaii, is there anything you are aware of that would need to be added or removed?
Can you edit the contract to remove the part thats not needed for hawaii and switch out CA. I'm sure I could but it seams like it wouldn't sound right when i try. Also is it a good idea to put something saying that any legal action needs to be done here in hawaii? is that beneficial? If so can you include something like that? thanks
As stated below, its not necessary to have this in a contract for hawaii because its part of the law, if thats the case, can you resend a sample contract that has this removed. This will not be used and I understand it is only an example.
(though Hawaii law provides for automatic prevailing party attorney's fees, without a contractual clause expressly stating so)
Last, what the statement about juristicion, does that mean that any court cases would need to be here so if they sue us etc. they have to come here?
I would like to have as little wording as nessasary and like to remove the statement if its not needed. I just don't know how to remove it and still have everything else sound okay. Can you give me an example that has this statement removed and again this is just an example that is not and will not be used. Thanks :)
If you don't want the sentence, then just remove it. The contract will read fine. However, if it were me, I would leave the sentence intact, because it's just standard language, and it may help clarify the parties' intent in the event of a dispute. Hope this helps.
what exactly is the purpose of this contract? I was hoping to have a contract that will make the secondary driver on my rental car responsible for any costs if there is damage or an accident, it will go on my insurance as the primary renter and I want the secondary driver to be responsible to reimburse all costs I incure. Can you help?