i plan to run a business involving photo waivers and ad contracts…should i notarize?

UPDATED: May 26, 2009

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i plan to run a business involving photo waivers and ad contracts…should i notarize?

i plan on doing a calendar business generating revenue through advertising. should i get my advertising contracts notarized? how about notarizing photo waivers (to cover myself for liability purposes i.e. no one sues if a model trips and falls during the shoot)?

Asked on May 26, 2009 under Business Law, Washington


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Having you contracts notarized is fine; however, having the client's signature is just as enforeable.  You could ask your corporate clients to have a 2 people from the company sign and for individuals, you can have the client sign in front of a witness.  As for photo waivers, you can get these signed as they are ok to have.  I would also suggest that you have liability insurance god forbid the waiver is not enforeable for some unknown reason.  I suggest locating a lawyer to draft the waiver.

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