When you sign a contract, you are committing to a particular course of action, but what happens when things don’t go as planned? You might find yourself in a contract dispute with the other party. Here’s how a contract dispute attorney can help.
When you have a contract dispute, it can be difficult to figure out what your next steps should be. Maybe the plaintiff is ready to sue and you don’t know how to defend yourself? Or maybe both parties just want to put the whole thing behind them and move on? This article will help you understand and narrow down the options for how to handle your contract dispute in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process that anyone can follow.
What Should You Do if You’re Having Trouble Resolving a Dispute?
You should speak to your lawyer first. You might be able to resolve a dispute if you reach an agreement with the other party, but you’ll want legal advice if you’re not able to come to terms with them. If you can’t win or settle the dispute, going through court is often the next step.
How a Contract Dispute Attorney Can Help
Mediation is a process where a neutral third party helps to resolve the dispute. It can help you get what you are owed and avoid unnecessary legal costs. It is also preferred by many parties since it is less confrontational than litigation.
Arbitration is a procedure in which the claims, evidence, and witnesses are presented in front of one or more arbitrators who makes a decision that is binding on both parties. Arbitration can be conducted by an individual or by a court. In an arbitration, no lawyers are allowed.
In some cases, a collaborative legal process may be possible. If both parties want to avoid litigation and agree to try to come to an agreement through negotiations, collaborative law is an excellent option. During the collaborative law process, both parties and their attorneys conduct a series of meetings that lay the groundwork for how the process will unfold. Both parties lay out their interests and explore avenues to resolve the dispute during these meetings.
Litigation is often the last option for many involved in a contract dispute, but it is often necessary. The fact of the matter is that resolution outside of the courtroom is not always feasible. For many businesses, litigation may seem like more hassle than it is worth, but for expensive disagreements, the time and money it takes to litigate the matter are less of a concern than receiving a settlement. Before deciding to take someone to court over a business matter, talk to a contract dispute attorney to make sure you have exhausted all your other options.
Need the help of an experienced contract dispute attorney? Contact The Saltiel Law Group.
If you are not sure what your next steps should be, you need to speak to someone who can guide you. Contact The Saltiel Law Group today to discuss your situation so we can help you determine your best option.