Getting a business off the ground can be a difficult venture that is often a failure for many people, but it can be more successful when there are multiple minds thinking together. For example, someone might have a good business idea but no skills related to how to get it started legally, while someone else might know about obtaining permits and licenses. No matter how much knowledge business partners may have, it isn't a good idea to venture into starting a business together unless there is a contract in place. If any disputes arise between the partners, not having a contract can create a mess that isn't easy to sort out. If you are in a dispute with your business partner and already have a contract in place, it is worth hiring a lawyer to get to the bottom of things.
The Legal Agreement of the Contract
No matter how detailed business partners might think a contract is, it might not be legal if the correct terms weren't used. It is possible that only certain aspects of a contract are legal in the eyes of the law, which is why you need a lawyer to review the document. Basically, a lawyer will take the time to read every word that is written in the contract to determine what it means legally. You can also speak to your lawyer about the contract to explain what you think the terms mean. He or she can then determine if you have a solid claim in regards to the dispute against your business partner.
How Your Partner Is Breaking the Agreement
After determining what the legal aspects of the contract are, your lawyer can figure out which of the terms were broken by your business partner. For example, if you are upset because your partner has been spending business profits on his or her personal needs, a lawyer can let you know if you can take legal action and get the money back. Even if you are upset because your partner is not putting in as much work as he or she agreed to but is getting paid, it can possibly be classified as breaking the contract.
Cordially Resolving the Contract Dispute
Just because you and your business partner are in a contract dispute, that doesn't mean that resolving the situation has to get messy. A lawyer can come up with a resolution that will allow things to get settled in a cordial manner. For example, mediation might be all that is needed for you and your partner to resolve the contract dispute and get things back on track.
Contact a contract dispute lawyer to learn more.