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Contract Law

Contracts are a way of life... are you protecting your rights?

Everyday someone is entering into a contract with someone, whether it is a marriage, a new home, a business deal, or a service. In today's world you almost always have to enter into a contract with someone and give your signature to get anything done. It has become a way of life in society that we almost always enter into agreements without thinking about it. With the vast amount of contracts being prepared as well as the increasing complexity of contracts these days, our job at Don Mathews & Associates is to make sure your rights are protected by providing excellent contract law advice.

What makes a contract valid?

A contract can be defined as a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. There are three important elements of a contract that must be present in order for a contract to be valid:

  • An offer

    - which can be made written or verbal.
  • An acceptance of the offer

    - needs to be made while the offer is still open and on the table, or it is no longer valid.
  • Consideration

    - is the thing of value that is the motivating piece of the contract, and is a benefit to the party involved that the promise is being made.

All three of these elements must be part of a contract or the contract will not legally be valid.

Breach of contract

Breach of contract is a legal cause of action in which a binding agreement or bargained for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance. If one party does not fulfill its contractual promise or will not perform its duty as mentioned in the contract then it is said to be a breach of contract.

Don Mathews & Associates have settled numerous contract disputes successfully through negotiation, litigation, and out of court settlements. Our attorneys will carefully review your contract dispute to obtain the maximum settlement under the contract.

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