Contracts dictate the obligations of the parties entering into them. Interestingly, the terms used to define the contractual relationships between the parties can be misunderstood, misread, or just don’t seem to make sense at times. When entering into a contract the very first question should be how much potential liability am I facing? If the answer to this question is unclear or there is a significant potential liability, it is very important to consider having the contract reviewed by an attorney before entering into the agreement. It is important to know what you are signing before you make the commitment. As you can see from my Website, I have Law offices in Stuart, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie. If you about to enter into a contract and do not understand the terms, call my office to make an appointment. The video below emphasizes this point
It is also important to make sure the terms of any agreement are clearly written. Ambiguity can result in litigation. Short sentences specifically stating specific requirements are much easier to understand and accomplish than long convaluted sentences using double negatives and multiple conditions precedent. The former is concise the later usually results in a morass with a potential myriad of outcomes.
It is not necessary nor is it noble to hide behind language in a contract, nor is appropriate to hide behind poorly constructed sentences, convoluted terms, and pressure to sign an agreement simple becausse this is how we (big company offeror) due business. If you need help understanding something, it is important to contact a Lawyer. I am a lawyer serving Stuart FL, Port St. Lucie FL, and Jupiter FL. If you are involved in a transaction and need assistance drafting, interpreting, or just want me to review a document, please give my office a call.
Also, it is important to call before you sign.