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How can I avoid contract disputes?

You want your enterprise to succeed, and you put in the necessary work to make it so. However, Colorado entrepreneurs can face a risk of business litigation if they’re not aware of the right methods for avoiding contract disputes. Even with your best efforts you may still find yourself in hot water. That’s why being armed with the right information is crucial to achieving a good outcome.

Inc. provides some common sense tips on safeguarding your enterprise against potential contract disputes. One great method involves notarizing all relevant documents. It’s not uncommon for the other party bound by the contract to dispute ever signing it in the first place. This simply isn’t possible when document is notarized, which entails having an impartial witness present as signatures are made.  

Cost is another important factor to consider. Make sure all items are included in the proposed budget, and that this budget makes sense in the grand scheme of things. Additionally, brainstorm about any unexpected expenses that may crop up throughout the life of the contract, and try to incorporate these possibilities within contract language.

You should also remember that current conditions may not extend to future events. In this case, you want to consider what changes might affect a contract and take steps towards accommodating them. You’ll also want to take some time to think about how often a contract will be renewed. In some cases you need to re-enter negotiations with other signees after a certain amount of time to ensure a contract remains valid. Other business owners prefer to have a contract automatically renew, which requires a lot of thought during initial creation to ensure all clauses remain relevant. 


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Litigation is a journey. This is a journey we have taken with our clients a countless number of times. If you face the uncertainty, risk, fear, anger, or disbelief that comes with the prospect of going through a legal dispute, the law firm of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. will help you through it.