A contract is simply a legally binding agreement between parties to do or not do something. Consumers enter into contracts for many reasons. An agreement to buy a car or buy a home typically involves a contract. If one hires a service to maintain his or her lawn, a contract is created. There are three elements that must be present for a contract to exist: an offer, an acceptance, and consideration.
There are literally thousands of different types of contracts and agreements. A few of some common ones are:
- Contract for sale of goods or property
- Contract for sale or purchase of business
- Indemnity agreement
- Confidentiality agreement
- Bulk sales agreement
- Conditional sales contract
- Employment agreement
- Noncompete agreement
- Consulting agreement
- Independent contractor agreement
- Lease or rental agreement
- Nondisclosure agreement
Due to the variations between the different forms of contracts you can choose from, fees for our services are quoted on an individual basis. All of our services are quoted on a flat fee basis. Call us to discuss your needs for a guaranteed flat fee quote over the telephone.
Contract Disputes in California
If a dispute arises, there are several factors to consider in determining whether a contract has been made. Furthermore, if a contract has been created, it must be determined if there are any issues that call into question the contract’s validity. Finally, if there has been a breach of the contract, there is a question of whether a party has incurred damages. Contract disputes often end up in civil court unless the parties agree to mediate the disagreement.