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Are you violating Fort Lauderdale municipal codes?

Municipal codes, the rules and regulations that a city sets up and enforces, may not always be clear to everyone who lives there. In Fort Lauderdale, for example, there are various types of municipal codes that could lead to citations for home and business owners who violate them.

It is important to inform yourself about the municipal codes that may affect your home or business so that you do not risk a citation. If the city has already issued you a citation, understanding why can be the first step to resolving the issue. Another essential tool that can help you in the process of navigating a municipal code violation is an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases.

3 tips for creating strong business contracts

Starting a new business is an exciting adventure with plenty of opportunities for growth and success. However, there are certainly challenges and pitfalls for which you need to prepare. If you want to weather the storms and come out on top, you will need to anticipate problems, sort out the details and make clearly written business agreements

You might be tempted to rely on a verbal agreement or boilerplate contracts. Despite the potential savings up front, these approaches often end in expensive legal problems later. Keep reading for advice on writing solid business contracts to avoid disputes and lawsuits.

When contracts include arbitration clauses

In Florida, many construction contracts include provisions obligating the parties to resolve any disputes via arbitration rather than in court. The arbitration process offers several pros and cons depending on the situation.

Parties who want to litigate their contract issues in court rather than resorting to arbitration may be able to challenge a contract's arbitration clause. As with any contract issue, consult your lawyer about whether it makes sense to attempt to get out of an arbitration provision.

Is there any way to get out of a business contract?

You signed a contract with another business to deliver a service. Then, things change, creating a situation where it is extremely difficult for you to continue providing the service. You want out of the contract.

Many business owners end up facing this complicated problem. Of course, the best way to resolve this is to negotiate with the other party and try to get them to agree to let you go. When this fails, you may still have some valid legal options available to you.

Different types of breach of contract

The purpose of a contract is to outline each party's duties and hold each party responsible for fulfilling them. However, this doesn't always happen for various reasons. When this occurs, it's called a breach of contract. There are different types of breaches, and each determines the legal action you can take and compensation you can receive, so it's important to know which kind of breach you have experienced.

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