Britton Law, P.A.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, remote consultations via teleconferencing, Facetime or Skype are available. Please contact our office to discuss if this option is appropriate for your situation. Let’s all stay healthy and safe.

Breach of contracts don't have to involve courtrooms

Writing contracts are a big part of business, and lawyers are often best involved on both sides of a deal so the text of an agreement is clear and stands up in court. One of the most important parts of the business environment involves the feeling of trust and faith in a shared system -- but that means every party to a business agreement has to uphold their end of a bargain.

Violations in contracts have to be managed appropriately, and that starts with recognizing them when they happen. There are two main types of violations, or breaches, of contractual obligation. The first type is an "immaterial" breach, which is when something rather trivial happens against the agreement, like a delivery that's a day overdue but doesn't affect the usefulness of the product to the recipient or an ethical clause violation without a real consequence.

Immaterial breaches lead to little more than soured business relations in the real world, but material breaches can lead to a case for financial damages or another type of restitution. This is when something very substantial happens against the agreement, like a delivery is never made or an ethical violation that led to a contract being awarded to someone else.

North Carolina has several civil courts that are able to manage lawsuits resulting from a breach of contract. There are, however, often alternatives like mediation or settlement that are far less costly and time-consuming.

An attorney should usually be involved when you are creating a business contract, and an attorney is recommended if you are facing a case of breach of contract. A lawyer can be very helpful even if going to court is not required to solve a problem between contract partners.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us An Email. We’ll Listen.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Britton Law, P.A.
2850 Village Drive, Suite 206
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Toll Free: 888-811-9738
Phone: 910-401-3356
Fayetteville Law Office Map

Britton Law, P.A. Office

Call Our Law Firm:

910-401-3356 ~or~ 888-811-9738
Breach of contracts don't have to involve courtrooms | Britton Law, P.A.