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Liability Release of all Claims.

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A General Release of all Claims (referred to as a Liability Release) is designed for use by a person (the "Releasor") to release all claims against another individual or company (the "Releasee"). This legal document will help protect against possible future problems when settling a claim for minor vehicle property damage, minor property damage, damage as a result of a pet or a minor, etc.

It is important to note that the release is not considered valid unless the Releasee (individual being released) pays compensation or forfeits something of value to the Releasor (Individual releasing the other party) to make the release enforceable.

The Releasor should be cautious before signing A General Release of all Claims, since it releases the other party from all claims, and not just one specific claim.

The following are some of the important provisions that are included in this General Release of all Claims:
  • Consideration Paid: Valuable payment made by the Releasee to be released of all claims by the Releasor or claimant;
  • Handwritten Date and Signature of Releasor: Identifies the Releasor.

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This form packet prepared by lawyers includes:
  1. Instructions and Checklist for General Release;
  2. Information General Release;
  3. General Release
State Law Compliant: This form complies with the laws of your state.
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.





General Release













This Packet Includes:
1.   Instructions and Checklist
2.   General Information
3.   Step-by-Step Instructions
4.   General Release





Instructions and Checklist
General Release


q   The Releasor (i.e. the person who is releasing the other party) must sign the General Release

q   The Releasor should hand-write the date the General Release is signed and should print his or her name below the signature line.

q   The Releasee (i.e. the person being released) should keep the original of the signed General Release and the Releasor should keep a copy of the General Release in a safe place.

q   By signing this document, the Releasor will release the other party from all claims, not just one specific claim. The Releasor should be careful when signing this document.

q   These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. Laws vary from time to time and from state to state. These forms should only be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting with an attorney first. Before signing this document you should have an attorney review it to make sure it fits your particular situation. You should also consult an attorney whenever a document is negotiated with another party.

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General Information
General Release

This General Release is used by an individual claimant (the "Releasor") to release all claims against another individual or company (the "Releasee"). This type of document is useful for settling a claim for minor damage to a vehicle, minor damage to property, damage caused by a pet or a child, etc.). It can also be used to terminate litigation if the parties reach an agreement. These types of agreements are also sometimes referred to as Liability Release, or Liability Waiver.

There must be some valuable consideration given for the release to be effective (i.e. the Releasee must make some sort of payment or give something else of value to the Releasor in order to make the release enforceable).

By signing this document, the Releasor will release the other party from all claims, not just one specific claim. The Releasor should be careful when signing this document. This document should not be signed unless the Releasor intends to release all claims against the person or company being released. If there is a possibility that the Releasor should have other claims against the person or company that will be released, Releasor should consult an attorney before signing. Also it is important to note that this form should not be used if both parties claim the other is at fault and each has suffered damage. In this instance a General Mutual Release may be used.

There are certain situations where the court may not uphold a General Release. These situations would involve conflicts with public policy, Releasees conduct was grossly negligent, the document contains ambiguous language, or the Releasor does not have the capacity to enter into a contract.

It is important to note that state law governing General Releases varies from state to state. Some states have very lenient requirements for enforcement, and many have very strict requirements. In a majority of states a well written release will protect the Releasor from liability. However it is important to check the laws of your particular state.

These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. Laws vary from time to time and from state to state. These forms should only be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting with an attorney first. Before signing this document you should have an attorney review it to make sure it fits your particular situation. You should also consult an attorney whenever a document is negotiated with another party.



Step-by-Step Instructions
General Release

Legal consideration is an essential element to this agreement. Consideration is something of value that is exchanged by the parties in exchange for mutual performances. Consideration needs to be present for this Release to be valid.

 Fill in the name of the Releasor and Releasee, and his/her address.

The central portion of this form states that the Releasor is releasing the Releasee and their heirs, executors, representatives and administrators from all liability which the Releasor had or will ever have.  Liability here includes debts, causes of action, demands, damages, judgments, etc.  

This covers all liability from the “beginning of time” up and including the date that this Release is signed.

Signature Block:  Releasor should sign and date the form. The Releasor should keep an original in their files and give the Releasee a copy.









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General Release


For valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, ___________________________________ ("Releasor"), does hereby remise, release, and forever discharge ___________________________________  ("Releasee"), maintaining an address at ___________________________________ , Releasee's agents, servants, successors, heirs, executors, administrators and personal representatives, of and from all, and all manner of, actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, debts, dues, contracts, judgments, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever in law or equity, which Releasor ever had, now has, or which Releasor's heirs, executors, administrators or personal representatives hereafter can, shall, or may have for or by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever, from the beginning of time to the date of the execution of this release.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this Release this day of
_________________________
(handwritten date by Releasor)



                     _____________________________
                     (Signature of Releasor)


                     _____________________________
                     (Print Name)






Number of Pages3
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
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