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Home Q&A Forum How to amend a contractor agreement?

Business Contracts

Contractor Agreement

Florida

Asked on Oct 20, 2023

How to amend a contractor agreement?

I am a small business owner who recently signed a contractor agreement with an independent contractor. After signing, I realized I need to make a few changes to the agreement due to changes in the scope of work. I need to know how to amend the agreement so that the changes can be legally binding.

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Business Contracts

Florida

Answered 263 days ago

N'kia N.

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Business Lawyer
Licensed in North Carolina
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Amending a contract, including an independent contractor agreement, usually takes three main steps: First, to amend a contract, the parties must usually agree to new terms. This sometimes requires the parties to negotiate. Second, when the parties to an agreement memorialize it in a written contract, they typically must also sign a written document to amend it. This means that they will need to draft an amendment that accurately reflects the proposed amendment(s). Third, once the parties have drafted an amendment that they are comfortable with, each will sign and will usually receive a signed copy of the fully executed contract amendment. However, note that amending some contracts can be much more complex. For assistance with negotiating or drafting a contract amendment, including for an independent contractor agreement, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney practicing in the appropriate jurisdiction. [I am licensed to practice law by the state of North Carolina.]

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