A well-drafted written contract can prevent and minimize a host of potential legal problems. While we always seek to protect you, our job in negotiating and drafting contracts is to facilitate a transaction - not destroy it. The lack of a written contract, or a poorly drafted contract, can be an open door to costly litigation. A standardized contract for your specific business can make a big difference if and when you must later pursue collection of unpaid accounts. This is a preventive measure you can and should take, as may be appropriate, to prevent and avoid future problems.