At different points of your life, it's possible that you'll either pay someone for a service or agree with someone on a service that he or she will provide, only for this person to not fulfill the commitment. This can be a frustrating situation that leaves you scrambling to find a replacement, and you can also suffer a financial loss to some degree. If you've encountered a breach of contract that you deem to be serious, you should at least consult with an attorney who handles similar cases. He or she can discuss the legal merits of your case and bring a lawsuit against the other party to help you recover the money you lost. Here are some breach of contract situations that you could face.
The ability to get proper daycare for their children is something that is critical for many parents. Once you've found a daycare, you hope that it will be the answer for as long as you need it. Unfortunately, there are sometimes unscrupulous daycare operators that will have parents pay up front for a certain amount of time, and then close their business. This can especially be true of home-based daycare operators, more than established businesses in dedicated centers. In this situation, you've not only lost money, but you also must scramble to find another daycare for your child.
Home contractors can also engage in behavior that constitutes a breach of contract, making them a logical target for a lawsuit. For example, if a remodeling contractor has agreed to redo a bathroom in your home, it's customary for you to pay for a percentage of this job up front. Although, some highly unscrupulous contractors will ask for the entire amount before they start work, which is never advisable to pay. If the contractor doesn't do the work, or does a job that you deem to be highly unsatisfactory, an attorney can help you to recover your financial loss.
If you're shopping for a used car, you might sometimes find the make and model that you want at a local dealership. While you'll find that large-name dealerships almost always do their business by the book, smaller/independent businesses can sometimes engage in less-than-honorable business practices. For example, you might find a car, test drive, and put a deposit down on it to hold the vehicle until you return the next day to finish the paperwork. However, if the salesperson sells the vehicle to another buyer in the meantime and will not return your deposit, you may want to take legal action.
Contact a law firm, like McKone & Unruh, for more help.