Wellington Contract Dispute Attorney
Contracts are an integral part of any business but are often lengthy and complex, with lots of legal jargon scattered throughout. Even when both parties think they are abiding by the contract, it is still possible for one party to inadvertently break the promises they made when they signed the contract. If you are experiencing a contract dispute with another party and are unable to come to an agreement with that party, you may need to bring in a neutral third party to evaluate your case and make a fair ruling as to how to settle the dispute. In that case, you’ll want an experienced contract dispute attorney in your corner to aggressively represent your interests and fight for your rights. Contact the Wellington contract dispute attorneys at Markarian & Hayes to schedule your consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
What Constitutes a Breach of Contract?
In Florida, a breach of contract contains three elements: (1) the existence of a contract, (2) a material breach of the contract, and (3) resulting damages from the breach. A party breaches a contract when they fail to perform a duty that they are required to perform under the contract. That breach becomes material when it is so severe that there is no way of repairing the breach. For example, if you purchase a red car from the car dealer and they end up giving you a blue car, that would constitute a material breach because you did not get the product you were promised under your purchase agreement.
The standard jury instructions from the Florida Supreme Court includes two additional factors: (1) the party complaining of the breach has performed all or substantially all of their duties (or was excused from doing so), and (2) all of the conditions required to take place before the defendant was required to perform their duties had occurred.
Common Types of Contract Disputes
Contracts can exist between businesses, clients, and employees. Non-compete agreements, client contracts, and contracts between businesses are just a few types of contracts that exist in almost every business. The following is a list of common types of contract disputes that can arise from these contracts:
- Issues with the contract during the drafting process
- Mistakes and errors concerning any part of the contract
- Disagreement as to any of the terms of the contract, especially technical terms
- Fraud or coercion, where one party is tricked into entering into the contract
Contact a Wellington Contract Dispute Attorney Today
There are many moving pieces in a contract dispute. Multiple parties may be involved, and multiple issues may be at play as well. Because of the complexities of a contract dispute, you’ll want to have a trusted Wellington contract dispute attorney representing your rights and wishes in the dispute. Whether your dispute can be settled out of court, in arbitration or mediation, or in court, the business litigation attorneys at Markarian & Hayes can help you achieve your business goals. Contact us online today to schedule a consultation with our legal professionals.