Atlanta Breach of Contract Lawyer
If you, your colleague, or your business is involved in a dispute over an alleged breach of contract, you may feel confused. Often, contract breaches are caused by ignorance or negligence, but they can also be intentional.
Regardless of the motive behind the breach, it may be in your best interest to hire an experienced Atlanta business attorney who can prove the breach occurred and discuss the legal options available.
What Is a Breach of Contract in Georgia?
A contract can be defined as a legally binding agreement between at least two parties. Contracts can be written or oral (spoken). They can also concern businesses, employment, tenancy, sales, etc. If one side fails to meet previously agreed upon obligations, that can result in a breach of contract.
The breach can be based on the breaching party's inadequate performance, non-performance, or interference with the other party's performance.
For example, a breach of contract can involve:
Failure to pay for services agreed upon
Failure to fulfill other contractual terms
Delayed performance of contract obligations
The breaching party can be required to pay compensatory damages and potential expenses incurred for failing to meet their contractual obligations. They may also be required to complete the contract terms.
An attorney in Atlanta from Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP can help you determine the extent of the breaching party's liability.
How Contract Disputes Work in Georgia
It's important to mention that there are different contract breaches.
A minor breach occurs when the breaching party fails to meet some of its obligations per contract. Although this type of breach doesn't affect the whole business relationship, the non-breaching party can sue for damages that resulted from the breach.
On the other hand, a material breach occurs when one party fails to do what they agreed upon in the contract, thus ruining the entire contract. A fundamental breach of contract is similar. But, in this case, an intolerable legal issue occurs, which allows the non-breaching party to sue and end the contract.
In an anticipatory breach of contract, one side expresses an intention not to perform what they had promised to do. With a non-performance breach, one party stops fulfilling their obligations which often results in an incomplete agreement.
If one side fails to pay or deliver a product, the other party can pursue a legal remedy by filing a claim or going through an alternative dispute resolution.
How Can Breach of Contract Attorneys Help?
Breach of contract lawyers can be crucial to contract dispute cases. For a successful breach of contract claim, the following elements have to be proven:
Valid contract existed
Contract terms were breached
The breach caused damages
Although these may sound straightforward, it's far from it. Whether or not the breach occurred is for a court or jury to decide.
An experienced lawyer will review the contract, the contract breach, and the specific circumstances that led to the problem and formulate a valid argument.
Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP business and commercial litigation attorneys can help. They have the experience and knowledge to handle a wide range of business law issues
Cost of Hiring Atlanta Breach of Contract Attorneys
Attorney fees can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the contract dispute, the location, and whether the case proceeds to trial.
Contact Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss LLP to estimate your contract dispute resolution costs.