Unfortunately, business disputes are inevitable; however, there are ways to lessen your chance of ending up in court over a business contract dispute. Oftentimes, business disputes are based on something that is not in writing. Contracts can help avoid majority of business disputes that occur before they get ugly. However, in the instances in which the business dispute involves a contract, there are some dispute resolution services you can use when things go wrong.
Below are a few ways to avoid contract disputes:
- Use an Attorney
People often make the mistake of writing their own contract which commonly results in a missed clause, wrong wording, or other mistakes which do not hold up legally in court. While it costs a little extra money to have an attorney draft up a contract, consider how much more expensive it will be if a dispute occurs. This is where a Ventura County business dispute lawyer steps in.
- Make Specific Statements
Many contract disputes come from poorly worded statements. It's important to avoid vague terms and to make things as specific as possible.
- Include Recourse
It's important to provide a way for either party to receive payment or some process to recover what is owed. In your contract, you should describe exactly what will happen if one party fails to fulfill its promises.
There are a number of dispute resolution services including the Better Business Bureau and other mediation services. However, the best way to ensure there are no misunderstandings and to avoid a business dispute all together is to contact a lawyer to write a tight contract to benefit both parties.
Contact Catanese & Wells, a top Ventura County business dispute lawyer today for more information on business contract disputes and how to avoid them at 818-707-0407.