Piece of mind, that’s what the graphic design contract gives me. Hopefully I will never have to go head to head with a client but I know I’m protected by a good contract in case it does happen.
This really happened to me: For a new client I made a super nice mock up that was rejected. The client told me he wanted to go for another designer because he ‘didn’t like my style’. A few weeks later I saw my mock up being turned into a beautiful website. Learned the merits of a contract the hard way!