Contract Attorney Melbourne, FL
A contract attorney Melbourne, FL residents trust knows that contracts do not always go the way people think they should. When you enter into a contract with another party, it is likely that you have both read the terms and conditions, agree to them, and have signed your names. This seems very straightforward. However, all too often people break their word and do not abide by the rules in the contract. For example, if you signed a contract with a catering company, paid them the amount agreed upon, and they never delivered the food that they were supposed to, they not only broke their word, but they broke the contract you both agreed to. In this situation, what that catering company did is a breach of contract. While this may not seem fair, this is something that many businesses and individuals deal with daily, but it is not something that you have to live with. If your company is dealing with a breach of contract and is seeking legal assistance, contact a Melbourne, Florida contract attorney at Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC today.
What exactly is a breach of contract?
If two people verbally agree on something but one person does not fulfill their word, this would not necessarily be a breach of contract and can be hard to prove in court. However, when two parties have signed a contract and one of those parties does not fulfill their obligations as outlined in the terms of the contract, then this is a breach. When this is the case, a contract attorney Melbourne residents trust can help you.
Are there different types of breaches?
When someone breaches a contract, it is important to know what kind of breach it was and how that will impact you and your business. Below is more information on the different types of contract breaches.
1. Anticipatory Breach. When an anticipatory breach occurs, one party has reason to believe that the other party will not fulfill their end of the contract in the time scheduled in the contract. If, for example, your company had a large event to host and they hired a decorating company to come in and they were told it would take 2-3 days to fully decorate but no one has come in to set up and the event is the next morning, you would have reason to believe there will be a breach in the contract.
2. Material Breach. When a material breach occurs, one party has failed to perform the duties that the contract outlined them to do. When this happens, a very clear breach has occurred and the victim can go to court.
3. Fundamental Breach. After a fundamental breach has occurred, not only has one party not fulfilled their duties, but it can actually force the other party to not have the opportunity to perform their duties as well. When this happens, the party that intended to go through with the contract can take the opposing party to court and sue for damages.
4. Minor Breach. When there is a minor breach, it means that someone technically did the work they were supposed to but it might not have been on time or might not have been the quality of work expected of them. While the innocent party can sue for damages, they are still expected to keep up with the contract.
How a Contract Attorney in Melbourne Florida from Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC can Help You
If you entered into a contract with another party and they breached this contract, you should hold them responsible. For more information on contract breaches and to set up a consultation with us, reach out to a Florida contract attorney from the law offices of Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC today.