Boca Raton Contract Dispute Attorney
When you sign a contract, you agree to comply with the terms included in that contract. Often, contracts are used to outline the details of a job including the work that is to be done, the time frame in which it is expected to be completed and the payment amount and terms associated with the job. Contracts can be for other agreements as well, such as the sale or licensing of an asset, the terms of service a company provides to its customers, how certain resources are to be used and agreements regarding the division of one’s assets following his or her divorce or death. Valid contracts are legally enforceable.
But not all contracts are valid. When a contract is found to potentially contain illegal or simply unenforceable clauses, disputes can arise regarding its validity. Other types of dispute can arise too, such as disagreements regarding whether one or more of the parties named in the contract upheld their requirements as stated. Contact our experienced Boca Raton contract dispute attorneys today for assistance.
Examples of Contract Disputes
Contract disputes that can require the aid of a contract attorney include:
- Breaches of contract. These can be material or fundamental breaches, which can range from fairly minor issues to substantial breaches;
- Disputes over the legality of contract terms. In some states, employment contract clauses like non-compete clauses are not enforceable. Another issue to consider is whether a contract asks a signer to violate one or more laws;
- Disputes regarding one or more parties’ legal or mental competence to enter a contract; and
- Disputes claiming that a contract violates one or more parties’ rights, such as discriminatory employment contracts.
Contracts play a significant role in the day-to-day operation of many businesses. Contract law is a specific area of law within business law which often overlaps with employment law.
Resolving Contract Disputes with a Boca Raton Contract Dispute Attorney
Contracts often state how they are to be resolved in the event of a dispute and the aftermath of any resolution. A contract may state that the non-breaching party recover damages, the monetary equivalent of what he or she would have received had the breach not occurred or it may require that the breaching party uphold its obligations exactly as they were stated in the contract.
It is fairly common for contracts to require that they be resolved through a specific method, such as arbitration or mediation. A contract might also state whether the settlement reached through this method is legally binding and if not, whether the parties may litigate the dispute to reach a resolution.
Work with an Experienced Boca Raton Contract Dispute Attorney
If you are involved in any type of contract dispute, whether you were the creator or the signer of the contract, advocate for yourself and your rights by working with an experienced contract dispute attorney. To learn more about your rights and your legal options, contact our team at Lavalle, Brown & Ronan today to schedule your initial consultation in our Boca Raton office.