Guide to Contract Breaches & Civil Lawyers
Posted on October 12, 2023
Contracts are legally binding agreements between two or more parties that act as a backbone and guideline for a number of interactions to facilitate cooperation, define responsibilities, and highlight expectations. Unfortunately, there are cases where contracts don't work out as outlined, which leaves individuals and business entities caught in the crossfire. Whether you're an individual who feels trapped in an unjust contract, business difficulties with a vendor, or an employee who is violating their contract, an experienced civil litigation lawyer can provide the guidance you need. If you're facing a contract breach or looking to find a way out of your contract, contact the experienced lawyers at Karrass Law for personalized legal advice.
Robert Karrass and the team of legal professionals at Karrass Law will help you determine the best course of action for the most meaningful results.
Read on to learn more about the various types of contract breaches.
What is an Actual Breach?
An actual breach occurs when one party of a contract fails to fulfill its obligations as outlined in the agreement. In such instances, the violation is tangible and undeniable, serving as grounds for legal action, where the affected parties can seek remedies and reparation with the support of a civil lawyer.
What is an Anticipatory Breach?
Anticipatory breach is when one party, through words or actions, communicates their unwillingness or inability to fulfill their contractual responsibility before the requirement is expected to be completed. This can be the inability of a supplier to complete an order or an employee giving notice that they will not be able to work until their contract end date.
An anticipatory breach occurs before the actual performance deadline, forcing parties to reconsider their contractual commitments and potentially prepare for legal action. If you expect a contractual breach in the future, contact the team at Karrass Law for legal advice and guidance on how to proceed.
What is a Minor Breach?
A minor breach is smaller in magnitude than other contract issues. While it involves some level of non-alignment with previously agreed-upon terms, minor breaches do not fundamentally disrupt the contract. While minor violations can undoubtedly be frustrating, they often do not warrant immediate legal action. The focus here is typically more on remedying the situation at hand. Still, if a minor breach has disrupted your project, consult with your civil lawyer on solutions and options moving forward to resolve the existing issue and prevent future occurrences.
What is a Material Breach?
A material contract breach occurs when the entirety of the agreement is unfulfilled. This entails substantial failures to meet contracted expectations and deliverables, fundamentally undermining the entire purpose of the contract. If you've experienced what you think might be a material breach, you can pursue legal action and seek compensation.
Turn to a Civil Litigation Lawyer for Contract Breaches
Contract breaches can be understandably overwhelming. If you're dealing with any type of contact breach, get support from an experienced and knowledgeable team at Karrass Law.
Robert Karrass is an experienced civil litigation lawyer who specializes in contract law and will provide you with tailored legal advice.