Contracts



Contract Law determines when promises are enforceable. The fundamental requirements for forming a binding contract are an offer, acceptance and consideration. To be enforceable, a contract must be formed by competent parties, who give their consent, to a legal agreement.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) afford consumer contracts unique protections. Please read on to find a contract lawyer, contract attorney, or to access more information in our contract law practice center.

One reason to sue over a contract is when one party commits a breach of contract—stops doing, or fails to do, what the contract states should be done. Defenses that excuse a breach of contract include duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration and the statute of frauds.

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You Must be Innocent in a Breach of Contract Claim
Most of your business activity is likely based on contracts between you and other parties, so broken contracts may form the majority of your legal woes. To bring a business lawsuit against another party for breaking a contract, you must be able to prove certain details about the arrangement.
Contract Damages
When most people sign a contract, they expect to honor the terms of the contract, and hope that the other party will do so as well. There are several kinds of contract remedies available to you if the other party breaches, or breaks, a contract. This article explains those options.
Contract Modification
When negotiating a contract, or after a contract has been signed, you may have reason to want to modify, or change, a contract. Find out how to modify a contract, either before it's been signed or after it's been signed.

Ask a Lawyer - Contracts Law questions answered by leading lawyers
If i paid a portion of a retainer and would like to change lawyers, do I owe the remaining amount?
I retained a lawyer for my son. He has only gone to a bond hearing and we have not gone to his office for a consult. After doing research on him, we would like to change lawyers.
signing a non-compete
I signed a non compete for the business I work for and it says that it lasts for 5 years and I was wondering if a non compete is valid since it is 5 years and also the specifics of the contract if someone could call me and I can talk with them. I am NOT looking to do the same thing but I currently work in sales selling television time and am interested in doing sales for Internet websites etc related sales work in the same city. The sales I do now is sales all over the state so I don't know if that means I cannot work with those companies for 5 years? We have worked with 700 companies in the last year.
Misinformed about a contract can I get out of it?
Personal training contract. He "read" the contract to me. I signed it electronically through their keypad thing. I asked if I could cancel at any time he said yes. I tried to call to cancel it after I realized that their price was crazy. They told me I was obligated to the contract.
seller financing
Can a seller call in a loan that is 15 yr conventional. No balloon payment and payments have been made monthly and on time
Is it legal to change the logo on a e-contract after it has been signed
We have a e-contract that one of our users has already signed. We'd like to go back and change the image (logo) on the header of the contract. Will this invalidate the contract since it is not an exact carbon-copy of the contract they previously signed?
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