Resolve Contract Disputes Quickly With a Contract Lawyer
Even with a written contract in place, contract disputes can occur. If you have, or anticipate having, a contract dispute, speak to a knowledgeable contract lawyer with Herbert Law Office immediately — we can develop a stronger argument with more time to analyze and prepare your case.
We Provide Comprehensive Contract Services
Contracts can be complex legal documents that present many issues in court. You deserve to have your rights protected. We can guide you with the following contract services:
- Preparing contracts – When you need to draft a contract, you should consider all aspects of a legal document. We can make sure your document is fair to both sides and enforceable in court.
- Reviewing contracts – An experienced contract lawyer can review any document you are asked to sign and help you understand your legal options.
- Enforcing contracts – If you entered into an agreement and one party is not complying with a contract, our contract lawyer can help you enforce the contract. Often, a demand or letter of enforcement will prompt the other side to comply.
- Annulling or voiding contracts – If you believe the terms of your contract are unfair, it may be voidable by law.
- Negotiating contracts – We can help you negotiate terms that assure your interests are protected. Often, both parties will have a contract lawyer to ensure everyone is getting a fair deal.
What Is a Contract?
A contract is a legal agreement entered into by two or more parties that can be enforced in court, if necessary. All contracts include the following:
- Mutual assent – Both parties must agree to the contract terms.
- Consideration – Some sort of payment or exchange must occur for the agreement to be valid. For example, with a rental agreement, the landlord offers the apartment home as consideration and the renter pays money as consideration. Consideration does not have to be monetary, but must be significant.
- Capacity – Both parties must understand the agreement. Neither parties may be under duress, forced into agreement, or incapacitated in any way.
- Legality – The contract must convey legal items in exchange for legal compensation. A contract involving illicit transfer of crack cocaine would not likely hold up in court. Further, there are certain types of clauses that are not enforceable in court because they are inherently unfair.
A contract lawyer can evaluate your agreement and help you determine if your contract is valid and enforceable.
Breach of Contract
When one or both parties claim that someone is not in compliance with a contract, a breach of contract claim may be asserted. Breach of contract means that someone has failed, without valid or legal reason, to perform promises made in the contract. If someone fails to carry out even a small part of the contract, then a breach of contract claim may be asserted.
Breach of contract is common in business and personal transactions. A skilled contract lawyer can help you with the following breach of contract claims:
- Failure to:
- pay for goods or services
- deliver goods or services
- meet deadlines agreed to in the contract
- meet the terms of the contract
- Disputes over contract terms
- Disputes between business partners
- Employment issues
- Work stoppages
There are an array of different contracts that may be breached. A contract lawyer can evaluate your contract and determine what type of contract you’re dealing with and how to best handle the situation. We can help with the following:
- Commercial leases
- Residential leases
- Employment and work contracts
- Service contracts
- Buy-sell agreements
- Licensing contracts
- Franchise contracts
- Entertainment contracts
- Construction contracts
- Loan agreements
- Business debts
A Contract Lawyer Can Help You
Contracts are legal documents that require knowledge about the law to enforce. It can be difficult to understand the complex legalese used in contract language. Certain contracts are invalid because they include illegal clauses. Both parties should feel that the contract is working in their favor; otherwise, a contract dispute may arise. Contact a skilled contract lawyer at Herbert Law Office today at (661) 273-9007.