You (and everybody on this forum) should know about the VLA, the
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. I believe that every main city has
their own. Basically, do a search on line with the name of you state
and VLA and you should find it.
Last spring, I had my first disgruntled client... who, of course was
a lawyer. She ended up just not liking the pictures I sent out before
the ring went out, but it still got me thinking. So, I contacted the
VLA in MA, paid a minor processing fee, and because I'm still pretty
poor, had my contract drawn up for free. It just depends on your tax
returns on how much you will pay for the legal help. AND on my
contract, it states that they will handle any disputes. So,
basically, I now have a lawyer.
And when my first disgruntled client came back to me, and I had her
sign my contract, she treated me with more respect and said my
contract was very well written.
Hope that Helps!!!