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Do You Need a Contract Attorney?

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Contracts are often a necessary aspect of business or personal transactions but many people neglect hiring an attorney for their most important contracts. Setting your contract up properly is important to ensure that you have legal remedies and protections if anything goes wrong.

A Fort Lauderdale contract attorney can help you draft your contracts or review any contracts that you are about to sign to ensure that your interests are protected and that there is nothing disadvantageous to you in the agreement. Neglecting to hire an attorney can end up costing you in several ways, and it is often not worth the small amount of money you may save.

Legal document services don’t do the job

Websites like LegalZoom sell various legal agreements such as landlord/tenant agreements, bills of sale, business plans and many other important contracts and agreements. They seem like a good alternative to hiring an attorney because of the lower cost, but they are often a bad idea, especially for important contracts.

The problem with these services is that they do not customize the agreement for your particular situation or business and the unique risks that you may have. More often than not, the agreement will offer you little to no protection and it may not even be enforceable or admissible in court.

A contract attorney will look over your unique situation

The main benefit of hiring a contract attorney is that he or she will review your specific situation and ensure that your contract is tailored to cover all of the potential liabilities and issues that you may be faced with. Your attorney will ensure that there are no loopholes in your contract that can end up costing you money or unforeseen liability in the future. Your attorney will also make sure that the agreement is enforceable in court the state you live in.

You need an attorney whenever you sign something

You definitely need to hire an attorney whenever you sign important legal agreements, especially agreements for business, real estate, and other assets. Any agreement that is complicated to you should be reviewed by an attorney so that the terms can be clarified if needed. Also, your attorney will catch any terms of the agreement that may put you at risk for financial loss and other types of liability.

If you are in the process of drafting a contract for your business or personal life, or if you need an attorney to review a contract that you are being presented with, contact Mark Schecter at Schecter Law today for a consultation.