What is Breach of Contract?

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A contract is an agreement offered by one party and accepted by another. Contracts are almost always written documents in Alabama, but it is not impossible to have an entirely oral contract. When a contract is not fulfilled by one or more parties, there is a Breach of Contract. Parties sometimes choose not to fulfill their contractual obligations, and sometimes during the course of business, it can be unrealistic to do so. The consequences for a breach of contract are determined by the circumstances. Often, the party at fault will pay the other for the loss caused by the breach.

What If Someone Fails to Honor Their End of the Contract in Athens

A breach of contract in Athens normally entitles the party who fulfilled its end to recover monetary damages from the party that did not. The exact amount of these damage awards, however, is usually a subject of contention in court. Disagreements may be taken to court if they are not resolved privately. When taking the matter before a courts, procedure will usually require you to plead the amount of the damage award you seek in the initial complaint.

What If I Can't Fulfill a Contract?

If a money award will not help, courts in Athens, may also be authorized to issue an injunction, or in other words, require the other party to do what it agreed to do. It is important to consider your concerns carefully, and once they are determined, they must be properly voiced in order for the court to correct the situation properly. Breaches of contract sometimes involve no wrong doing by the breaching party. Therefore, more than the question of whether a breach of contract truly occurred is considered by courts. How and why the contract duties went unmet are also factors in Alabama law.

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If intending to breach a contract, a party must proceed carefully in letting the other party know. Statements of intent to breach a contract may be taken as wrong doing if they are voiced improperly. It is important to be aware of how Alabama law may impact your case when fulfilling a contract becomes unrealistic. Athens, Alabama Since contractual disputes often turn on questions of timing, you should consult an attorney as soon as you suspect that a contract has been violated. Many attorneys in the Athens, Alabama area have specialized in contract law.

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