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Hey guys. I am involved in a project that will require contracting individuals for freelance work, and I have a couple questions about contract law. I am in the US.
1. How complicated is it to draft a freelance contract for someone from another country? Say, for example, with someone in Canada? Obviously, laws vary in different countries, so how much of a can of worms can it potentially be? This won't be a situation where we hire someone as an employee, just freelance jobs.
2. I know a minor cannot enter a legally binding contract. But say I was interested in contracting work from someone under 18; is there a way to do that and still cover both our asses legally, like having their legal guardian sign something? Basically in this case the contract would amount to "If such-and-such work is delivered to us, Bob gets paid XX previously-agreed-upon amount of money, and you can't sue us if you decide at a later time that he was entitled to more."
I know most of you aren't lawyers, and I won't be taking this as actual legal advice. I also know this is something I should speak to an attorney about, but before I do that I want to get a feel for what is involved, and what kinds of questions I should be asking.