I think after reading all of these that I would like to ask for it in writing or email for my records. Anyone who does not want to provide it has already signed the contract which states that if I don't receive final payment 10 days prior to the event they still owe me 50% of the invoice and have forfeited the catering date so I don't think it will be an issue. Just something I wondered about.
acguy - I like the "which county" to fight disagreement in court line and I have it in my contract. Long story short my mother in law is a travel agent and had to travel halfway across the USA to fight a court case because she booked a cruise for someone to fight a disagreement because the lady went to sue her in that state. Thinking she would not travel to fight over $600 the lady was surprised when my mother in law showed up in court and won the case. She traveled just to spite the crook of a women and won. They told her to put a clause in her paperwork and it would not happen again.