Hello and thanks so much for writing to me. I will need just a little bit more information before I can respond:
Please tell me the "story" (summarized). I want to know if any oral contract was formed, the dates, who the agreement was with, etc.
I'll look forward to your response!
BTW, sometimes there can be a delay of many hours before I can get back to you. Be patient; I won't forget you, and I can usually respond within no more than 8 hours.
If you returned all the source code to him except for one site, why don't you want to return it for the remaining site?
What you can do is write back to the attorney. Say that you will be happy to turn over the source code in exchange for a fully executed release that releases you from all obligations to your former customer, now and in the future.
In the future, please, please get a signed agreement from all your customers, even if it's a big pain in the butt. This is what happens when you don't have one. You can find some free templates through microsoft, and in a million other places online.
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Not if they sign a well-written release.
When you write to the attorney, you could also suggest, as an alternative, that if the customer was happy with your work before the falling out, that perhaps you can enter into a written contract with him to continue maintaining/upgrading his websites. Just a thought.
Also, what free ftp program would you recommend to me and where can I get it? I haven't maintained my OWN websites for WAY too long (I lost my program in a computer crash and can't remember what it was or I'd contact the company for a new copy).
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