Practice Areas | Contract Disputes & Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation is a catch-all phrase for disputes between people that are not a violation of the Criminal Code. Some types of civil litigation fall under certain other practice areas such as Family Law and Personal Injury. Contracts are an agreement between parties that can be explicit or implied and written or verbal. Contract disputes can arise when there is a real or perceived failure by one or more involved parties to satisfy the terms of the contract. Contract dispute examples include the purchase of defective merchandise, the failure of one party to perform according to the expectations set out in a contract, or the failure of a party to pay according to the terms of the contract. Where a contract dispute exists, negotiations between parties can be attempted, however, Court action may ultimately be required in order to reach a resolution.
Contract disputes for amounts less than $10,000 are handled by particular Courts known as the Special Civil Part. Often individuals represent themselves in these Courts. However, even for relatively minor disputes, a consultation with an attorney can be an invaluable asset. For matters of greater import or monetary amounts, representation by an attorney can be essential for success. Woodland, McCoy & Shinn, LLC is highly experienced in the area of contract disputes and can provide substantial value and optimum results for the client.