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What is a property lien?

Whether buying or selling property in Georgia, due diligence is a must. This is why many people involved in real estate transactions perform title searches to make sure there are no property liens associated with a home. Realtor.com provides more information on property liens and how you can check for one.

Why would a partner terminate a contract "for convenience?"

The concept of terminating contracts "for convenience" had been brought up on this blog in the past. As was mentioned previously, this right is automatically afforded to government agencies (private organizations can only terminate a contract for convenience if that privilege is afforded to them in a contract's terms). The question then becomes under what scenarios might a contractual partner cite for ending your agreement in this manner, and what (if any) expenses you can recover in this scenario. 

What is offer and acceptance in a contract?

There are several parts you want to include in every contract. However, it is very difficult to have a contract without an offer and an acceptance. These are vital to ensure your document makes sense and creates something legally binding in Georgia. It is important to understand each of these components and know what you need to create them.

Are verbal contracts enforceable?

Many small business owners in Georgia enter into verbal contracts from time to time. In the event that the terms of these contracts are breached, it may be necessary to seek legal assistance, especially when money is on the line. However, The Balance explains that although verbal contracts may be legal, they’re not always enforceable in a court of law.

Aspects that you should consider before making an offer on a home

You are excitingly anticipating buying a new home and you have recently found the perfect house in Georgia that you are interested in making an offer on. Because you are aware that you are not the only interested buyer, you are looking for ways to polish your offer to give yourself the best chance at winning over the seller. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we have helped many people to effectively manage the process of buying a new home without compromising what they want. 

What are some red flags to look for when working with clients?

As an entrepreneur in Georgia, your clients are a large part of your success. However, some clients can be more trouble than they’re worth, especially if your involvement with them ends in litigation. That’s why Lifewire offers the following client red flags to look out for.

Understanding "cooling-off period" requirements

The success of your Gainesville business may depend largely on the contractual agreements that you enter into with your customers. What are you to do, then, when one such customer tries to cancel its contract with you citing a "cooling-off period." Many come to us here at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. in such situations wondering if they are indeed required to honor customers' requests in such situations. The answer depends on the nature of your business. 

What is a non-disclosure agreement?

Proper protection of confidential information is key in the world of business. That’s where non-disclosure agreements (NDA) come in. These agreements prevent essential information from being dispersed to others, which may result in stolen ideas and loss of money. Forbes explains what goes into making a binding NDA to ensure you and your business remain protected.

Handling a dispute over a construction contract

Contract disputes take many forms, but some can be especially difficult to work through. For example, disputes over a construction contract can be tough for contractors, homeowners and all parties involved. These disputes may arise for various reasons, whether they involve allegations of nonpayment or disagreements involving payments, delays, costs and many other aspects of construction contracts. Whether you run a construction company and are worried about the future of your business or you have found yourself in a disagreement with a contractor, it is essential to work towards a resolution and have a clear understanding of your options.

How can I handle business disputes?

When you enter into a business partnership in Georgia, chances are disputes are going to arise. While in some cases legal action will be necessary (and perhaps even beneficial to you), it’s also important to try to diffuse the situation on your own before you take more drastic measures. Business News Daily offers the following suggestions on different types of disputes arise, which can help you navigate complex disputes.

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