Contracts are a part of daily business life and even individuals have to sign contracts from time to time. Should you get those contracts reviewed? Learn when and how you should review contracts from AC Rieman, a contract review lawyer in Virginia. We have insights and tips that you don’t want to miss out on.
Is it Important to Have a Contract Reviewed Before Signing?
Contracts are agreements, but they are legally binding agreements and far more enforceable than a verbal agreement. An ideal contract is built to work out for the benefit of both parties, but sometimes that intent doesn’t always hit the page. It may not always be obvious to a party or even all parties when a contract has issues. Some contracts aren’t drafted by lawyers, and even when they were, were they drafted with your best interest in mind?
What about if something goes wrong? Are their arbitration clauses in place? Are payments outlined properly? Is all the work that needs to be done and/or assets that need to change hands clearly listed? When you are signing your name to something, be sure you know what you are agreeing to, and that’s where a lawyer can help.
Should Every Contract be Reviewed by a Lawyer?
We’ve all signed contracts without getting a lawyer involved. Have you ever bought a car or even a house? Then you’ve signed a contract. Even your gym membership likely had a contract involved. No, we don’t necessarily think you should be bringing all of these documents to a lawyer to have them reviewed before signing.
However, some contracts should have a review process involved, and you should have your own lawyer that has your own best interests in mind. This includes business contracts, large investment contracts, and work contracts. If you are going to be making a lot of a certain type of contract, an experienced lawyer can also help you build a contract template that you can trust for future deals.
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Contract Review at AC Rieman Law in Culpeper, VA
AC Rieman law has expertise in many legal areas including uncontested divorce, firearm rights restoration, property settlement agreement, premarital agreements, estate planning, academic disciplinary assistance, and—of course—contract review.
With our law firm in Culpeper, VA we can service the contract review needs and even the contract drafting needs of all the surrounding communities. Our service area includes Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Front Royal, Manassas, Fauquier County, and all of Central and Northern Virginia.
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