Breach of Contract Defense Lawyer Provides You with Sound Advice in Orlando
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A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. When one party breaches a contract, the other party or parties have the right to take legal action. A breach of contract claim can be defended in many ways. After carefully examining your case, our lawyer at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. explains the various legal remedies and defenses available to you. We then advise you about which method is most effective in defending you against a breach of contract claim.
Common defenses for breach of contract claims
The defenses for breach of contract claims vary greatly based on the contract, the parties involved and the circumstances of the alleged breach. In business law, a breach of contract — even a minor breach — can wreak havoc on a business and significantly inhibit its growth. Some examples of breach of contract defenses that many be appropriate for your case include:
- Statute of limitations — The victim of a breach of contract dispute does not have an unlimited time window to file a claim against you. In fact, in the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for a breach of contract lawsuit is five years. If an aggrieved party fails to file within this time period, then that party is barred from recovering damages.
- Duress — If you are able to prove to the court that you were severely pressured into signing a contract, you may be able to successfully defend against a lawsuit related to it.
- Fraud — If you can show that the plaintiff used deceit or trickery in order to get you to sign the contract, you may be able to obtain a favorable outcome.
- Lacking the capacity to sign a contract — A contract you sign may be voidable if you lacked mental capacity when you signed the agreement. This type of defense is commonly used when children or mentally impaired adults sign contracts.
- Nondisclosure — A contract may become voidable if you can show the other party held back information that may have affected your decision to sign the contract in the first place.
- Failure to perform — You may be able to void a contract if you can show that the other signing party failed to perform the duties set forth by the contract.
Choose a skilled breach of contract defense lawyer in Orange County
If you need to defend yourself against a breach of contract claim, our experienced lawyer at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. can help. To schedule a free consultation to receive attentive and knowledgeable guidance from our business law attorney, call 407.648.1500 or contact us online. Se habla español.