I received a contract draft back from the other side today. Here is a summary of my conversation with our client.
Me: There are a number of changes in here that are actually beneficial to us. I’m not sure why they would do that, but we will need to clean them up a bit because they are poorly drafted, don’t tie in with all of the defined terms, etc.
Client: Oh, those changes? I made those changes after you sent the draft to me, before I sent it back to the other side.
Client: Also, don’t change anything that’s not important. I only want to change the things that really matter.
Me: This is the most important provision in the agreement….
Client: Well, I wrote it so I know it’s okay. I’m no lawyer, but I know those changes are okay.
We are --
We work hard; we play hard too.
And we drive our husbands crazy --
We can't all be trophy wives.