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+1 Absolutely.

+1 Absolutely. I forgot that obvious.

Here's a template that my step daughter adapts for her gigs as freelance:

http://dotxml.brinkster.net/2012/Misc/WebDesign_Contract_Tem...

(I used to have my own, but that was back in the days I was freelance and were written in french.. wouldn't help you, OP, much. lol)

P.S.
a serious developer/designer will ask you many questions and from them should give you the feeling upfront he/she is thorough in defining the milestones/the scope with you, for a prototype, for version 1, what can wait for later, the deliverables timeline, etc.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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