There is nothing more frustrating than having an agreement broken. It often leaves us wondering what the next steps are and how best to handle the situation. Breach of contract cases vary largely in severity and specific details of the contract, which will be important to the way your case is handled.
What should I do when a contract is broken?
Consulting a skilled attorney will be key to achieving optimal results when dealing with breach of contract cases. The first thing that you and your attorney will discuss is the specific logistics of either the written or oral contract in question. Be sure to have as much information as possible regarding your contract and the way it has been broken.
It is important that cases be handled in a timely manner and abide by the Utah Statute of Limitations. The statute of limitations concerning written contracts in the state of Utah is six years, meaning that legal action must be taken within six years following the date that the contract was signed. If the contract is an oral agreement between two parties, the statute of limitations is four years.
When meeting with your attorney, you will discuss the leverage and value of your contract in order to determine the next steps. Using a thorough analysis of the contract and its legal implications, your attorney will determine how exactly the contact was broken, and together you will decide how best to move forward.
After determining the most effective way to proceed, a demand letter will be sent to the opposing party. A demand letter is essentially a formal request drafted by your attorney and sent to the individual who has broken the contract requiring that they take some form of action. This allows for the recipient of the letter to be aware of their requirement for restitution or to perform a specified action. Depending on how the other party responds to the demand letter, the next steps are determined, but generally the attorneys will move to mediation to reach an agreement and rectify the situation.
As with any case, it is the top priority of Sumsion Business Law attorneys to create a resolution to contract disputes as seamlessly as possible. The experience of our clients is important to us, and we are invested in your success in the most timely and efficient way possible.