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The Fine Print: Resolving Contract Disputes

Contracts impact many areas of life. Whether it is financial agreements, contracts for real estate, or contracts that govern how goods and services are provided or received, most of us deal with contracts in one way or another. Before you sign on the dotted line, it is imperative to work with a qualified attorney who can help ensure that you are protected and help you avoid contract disputes. These situations arise when one party has a disagreement or violates the terms of a business contract. Attorneys Randy Akin and Greg Burton in Longview, TX, can help you draft airtight contracts before they are finalized, as well as resolve and collect damages for any breaches of contracts.

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Contract disputes arise when one party has a disagreement or violates the terms of a business contract.

Defining Contract Disputes

When two parties enter into a contract, either party may decide there is a problem with it. Problems may involve the terms, conditions, or items defined in the contract. If both parties do not mutually agree that the terms of the contract are valid, it can be disputed in court.

It is essential to hire an attorney who understands how to represent your side properly and seek justice for you, including correcting concerns, drafting a new contract, or pursuing litigation. 

There are two primary types of contract disputes, including:

Material Breaches

This breach, also known as a total breach, relates to the responsibilities of the different parties in a contract. If one of the parties fails to perform the required duties as outlined in the contract (e.g., you do not receive what you were promised), the results are negative enough to cause the terms of the contract to be violated. If this happens, the party who has not violated the contract does not have to perform their required responsibilities as outlined in the contract.

Non-Material Breaches

Sometimes called a minor or partial breach, a non-material breach is a minor violation of the contract that does not interrupt the ability to carry out its terms. When this minor breach occurs, the harmed party may sue, but both parties must continue to carry out their responsibilities required by the contract.

In some instances, the contract is not breached, but both parties may interpret the wording of the contract differently. This can cause both parties to disagree about what the contract really says and requires, having a direct impact not only on what is expected but on the bottom line. When this happens, one or both parties may want to dispute the contract. The review of the contract requires assistance from an attorney who has trained in this specific area.

Understanding Your Legal Options

Finding the right attorney to address contract disputes is crucial. Mr. Akin and Mr. Burton are knowledgeable in drafting contracts that prevent or resolve disputes. Our team can aid in reviewing the current language of a contract, pursue mediation, and take action to settle breaches of contract. If the matter cannot be settled, we are prepared to defend your best interests in court. When it comes to revising or drafting new contracts, our attorneys will help you understand the fine print and guide you through every aspect of the legal process.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you are in a contract dispute, it is essential to hire an attorney who understands how to represent your side properly and seek justice for you, including correcting concerns, drafting a new contract, or pursuing litigation. Contact the law office of Randy Akin online today or call (903) 297-8929 to schedule a free consultation. You will receive advice that is sound, compassionate, and helps you move forward in a positive direction. 

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