Contract Amendments

Need to make some changes to the original contract? Learn how to add amendments.

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Written by Ben Kidd
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Often as necessary as the contract itself are the amendments. Amendments can be used any time you need to make an addition or alteration to the contract that does not substantially alter the original contract.

The contract management capability allows you to record various amendments while retaining the original contract.

How to create an amendment

To add an amendment, navigate to the Amendments tab within a contract and click the + Add Amendment button.

This enables you to generate a new contract file (i.e., an addendum to the original), following the same contract-creation process as the original. You can use LawVu's contract wizard or upload the amended version.

You can also create an amendment from any file in the Files tab of the contract by clicking on the ellipses next to the file and selecting 'Create contract from file'.

The amended contract appears in the Amendments tab.

The amendment contract will automatically inherit the named members on the original contract. Any changes made to the members' list (add or remove) will automatically carry over to the amendment as well.

View related amendments

Explore all records related to your contract by opening the Related panel icon located at the top right of your contract. Here, you can view all amendments linked to your contract and have the option to generate new ones by clicking the "+" icon.

Keep in mind that if identical fields exist in both the contract and the amendment, the amendment will automatically populate those fields in the creation form.

How to view amendments from the grid

Amendments will not appear in your standard Contracts grid, even if they started as standalone contracts. Once designated an amendment, a contract no longer appears there.

To view amendments from the grid, add the Amendment Count column to your Contracts grid using the attribute selector button.

This column contains a numerical value representing the number of amendments to each contract. Hovering your cursor over the number activates a pop-up that you can click to access the amendment.

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