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 Ohio, contracts may be oral or written, as long as both parties have the same understanding of the terms of the agreement. In business transactions, written contracts are typically preferred for their reliability. These documents are best drafted by those who understand the law, because the very reason for a contract is to legally obligate the parties.

Negotiating a Contract in Kettering

There is more to a contract than what is required for it to be valid in Kettering. The specific terms of the contract should all be discussed separately so that the intent of each party is understood by the other. Stating your intentions clearly at the start of negotiations is helpful, since then the parties may carefully detail the obligations and duties of the contract based on mutual expectations. Also, you may want to negotiate a process that can be followed should one party not fulfill its end of the contract.

Using a Form Contract

Using a form contract as a baseline for your agreement may save you time. Attorneys practicing Ohio law in Kettering can be helpful in selecting the right form, and can also revise the contract to make it the best fit for your particular situation. However, form contracts can pose problems if they need to be interpreted by courts, especially if they are used without the assistance of an attorney. First, parties using form contracts often do not read all the terms, and can therefore be unaware of their obligations under the contract. Second, form contracts often contain language that is specific to the field of law, and using forms without an understanding of this language can cause future disagreements over a contract's meaning. Attorneys can help ensure that a written contract matches the intent of the parties, whether negotiating a contract or using a form. Ohio contract law is a field in which many Kettering attorneys have specialized.

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Life in Kettering

Kettering lies in both Greene and Montgomery County. It is a suburb of Ohio, nearby Dayton. The suburb is of decent size, with an approximate population of 56,170 people.

The suburb has three popular attractions. First is Fraze Pavilion, which is an outdoor entertainment venue. Next is Dayton Philharmonic, which is also an entertainment venue. Lastly, there is the Town and County Shopping Center, a great open-air mall to do some shopping and grab some food!

Famous residents include Tony P. Hall, John Paxson, Jim Paxson, Brooklyn Decker, Brady Hoke, and Kim Richey.

Kettering is also home to some attorneys. These attorneys are able to provide residents with excellent legal guidance, as well as referrals, if need be.

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