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 usually 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 Lorain

There is more to a contract than what is required for it to be valid in Lorain. The particular terms of the contract should all be discussed separately so that the intent of each party is understood by the other. Being forthright about your intentions early on can be helpful, because it allows the terms of the contract to be determined based on clear expectations. Lastly, a clause that determines how to handle a dispute under the contract may be worthwhile to negotiate.

Using a Form Contract

Many Lorain, Ohio attorneys use form contracts as a template for any new agreement. The attorney will add or remove contract provisions that the parties want, plus modify the specific language of the form contract to meet the parties' needs. This usually saves all parties time and money. There are risks to using a contract that neither party has written, especially if you proceed 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, using a contract that someone else has written can obligate the parties to a contract term that they do not understand. Whether you decide to negotiate a contract or use a form contract, an attorney will be able to help you ensure that the written instrument matches your intent. Many lawyers practicing in Lorain are experts of Ohio contract law.

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Life in Lorain

Lorain is in the northeast portion of Ohio. Specifically, it is located near Lake Erie, the Black River, and Cleveland. It is a part of Lorain County.

The city is mostly known as home to the Assembly Plant for Ford Motor Company. Primarlly, the Ford Econoline was assembled here.

The city is home to a diverse population that works in a variety of professions. These professions include law. Many attorneys call Lorain home and practice either locally, or in surrounding areas. Therefore, the legal needs of residents and/or businesses will always be taken care of.

Famous residents include Terry Anderson, Charles J. Berry, Stevan Dohanos, Quincy Gillmore, William Hanley, Chad Muska, and Ward Van Orman.

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