West Palm Beach Breach of Contract Attorney
In business, most transactions and agreements are sealed with a contract, even if it’s just a handshake. The contract governs the transfer of rights, goods, or services from one party to another and holds each party accountable to the agreed-upon terms. If one party fails to honor or fulfill any of its contractual obligations, a breach of contract occurs. At Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan, we frequently represent clients in breach of contract claims involving delays, non-performance, and other issues. Our West Palm Beach breach of contract attorneys can help you recover damages (or other relief) to compensate a breach of contract or provide you with strong defense representation if you are the subject of a breach of contract lawsuit.
Business Law Attorneys handling Breach of Contract Matters in Florida
When doing business, your word is your bond and one of the most important aspects of this is your contracts. It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re in or how large (or small) your company is, the contracts you sign with your partners, clients, etc., are essential for helping to take care of your business interests and protect you from problems in the future. A dispute or breach of contract is serious and effects your business.
Whether it’s a signed contract or even just an oral agreement, this situation is backed by law and holds both parties to whatever is agreed upon, provided it was properly written. This means that when one of the parties breaches the contract or you have some dispute over it, you do have legal resources available to you so that you don’t lose out. However, it takes a qualified attorney skilled in contract disputes and business litigation to make the most out of your legal proceedings and ensure the other party has to hold up their end of the deal or that you get the compensation you deserve to make up for the losses resulting from their breaching it.
At Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan, our team of Florida business attorneys is experienced in all aspects of contract law and business litigation and we’re here to help ensure your rights are protected and that you get the help you need with any and all contract disputes.
What Constitutes a Breach of Contract?
When it comes to contracts, they can vary hugely in their terms, wording, and purpose. Still, the main goal is always the same—to hold both parties whatever has been agreed upon. The promise laid out in the contract usually governs money, goods, services, or anything else that has some value. If the other party fails to live up to the terms laid out in the contract, whether it be failure to deliver by a certain deadline, not living up to a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement, or anything else specified in the contract, this is considered a breach and provides you certain legal rights to recoup any losses or damages that arose from it.
Types of Breach of Contract Cases We Handle
A business contract establishes certain obligations that must be carried out by the parties who entered into the agreement. Under contract law, one party’s failure to fulfill one or more of its contractual obligations is referred to as a “breach” of the contract, and the other party is entitled to relief. Such relief may come in the form of monetary damages, enforcement of the contract according to its terms, or cancellation or restitution. Examples of a breach of contract include failure to deliver goods or services, failure to fully complete a job, failure to complete a job on time, failure to pay on time, and providing inferior goods or services based on local standards in the industry.
Contract breaches may occur when one party fails to fulfill his or her side of the agreement on the due date or performs incompletely. However, a breach of contract may also be anticipatory, which means one party announces or shows—in advance of the due date of performance—that he or she cannot or intends not to fulfill the agreement.
Minor Breach Versus Material Breach of Contract
A breach of contract may be deemed “minor” or “material,” depending on whether the contracted-for item or service was ultimately delivered. With a minor breach, the item or service probably was delivered (even if late or inferior), while with a material breach, one party likely received something significantly different than what was specified in the contract, or nothing at all. Whether a breach is considered minor or material affects the remedies available to the aggrieved party, so it’s an important point of legal consideration for both sides of a breach of contract case.
Talk to an Experienced West Palm Beach Breach of Contract Attorney Today
Whether it’s a simple dispute over the terms of a contract or a full breach, the West Palm Beach breach of contract attorneys at Kelley, Fulton & Kaplan will help fight for your legal rights and maintain your best interests, allowing you to focus solely on your business while we do the dirty work and get you the legal compensation that is your right. Don’t let contract disputes hold you up from getting on with your work, so instead contact us today at 561-264-6850 to let our team represent your interests and protect your legal rights.