What is a Contract?

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When parties to an agreement intend it to have legal effect, that agreement is called a contract. In Nevada, contracts may be oral or written, as long as both parties have the same understanding of the terms of the agreement. Businesses most often prefer the reliability of written contracts in their transactions. These instruments are best written by those with an understanding of the law, since the intent behind a contract is to give it legal effect.

Negotiating a Contract in Boulder City

Negotiation of each specific term in a contract is important to ensure that the intent of each party is met. Also, there are certain clauses that should be included in every Boulder City contract to give it the desired legal effect. The terms of the contract may be determined based on clear expectations if both parties are forthright about their intentions early on. Also, parties may want to discuss whether they need a provision for resolving any disputes under the contract.

Using a Form Contract

It may save you time to use a form contract instead of drafting your own. Even so, you may want an attorney in Boulder City, Nevada to add or remove provisions, or to simply make the contract language more clear. There are risks in using form contracts without the help of an attorney. First, parties are less likely to read form contracts thoroughly, which may lead to one side being unaware of their duties under the contract. Second, form contracts often use words and language understood only within the legal community. This may cause parties to agree to a term they don't really understand. Attorneys can help ensure that a written contract matches the intent of the parties, whether negotiating a contract or using a form. Nevada contract law is a field in which many Boulder City attorneys have specialized.

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Life in Boulder City

Boulder City is a Clark County municipality that is about 20 miles outside of Las Vegas and home to 15,000 residents. Originally constructed as housing for Hoover Dam workers, Boulder City was founded in 1932. To keep workers focused on their work the city prohibited alcohol sales, gambling, and membership in unions. It is one of only two cities in Nevada today that still prohibits gambling and is notoriously known as a speed trap for people passing through to Las Vegas. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of very experienced lawyers in the area. Boulder City lawyers don't only do traffic cases but are actually experienced in many areas of law and practice in many different counties throughout Nevada.  

Money Magazine voted Boulder City the 6th best place to retire in the United States because it has affordable housing, medical care, tax rates, and a great arts and culture life. Boulder City has a total of 202.7 square miles making it the largest city in the State of Nevada. Locals enjoy access to the municipal golf course, pool, racquetball complex, tennis courts, BMX track, hiking trails, and nearby Lake Mead. 

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