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What Does a Contract Attorney Do?

A contract attorney draws up and revises legal documents and contracts.

How Do I Know If I Need a Contract Attorney?

In legal contracts, the wording and format often have to be very specific to be legally binding. Working with a contract attorney will ensure that your documents are legal, admissible in court, and are free of loopholes. If you’re drawing up any sort of legal document, you may want to bring on an attorney to at least review, if not draft, the document. A contract attorney can also give guidance if you believe someone has broken a contract you’ve entered into or if you would like to get out of a contract.

If you need to go to court, you’ll probably need to seek out another attorney who specializes in litigation.

How Much Does a Contract Attorney Cost?

Many contract attorneys charge by the hour to write, review, or consult on legal contracts. In addition, sometimes attorneys use flat rate services, often for matters that don’t require excessive effort. The rate that you’ll be charged depends on how your lawyer bills, where you live, and what type of matter you’re dealing with. Set a rate with your lawyer up front to avoid any costly surprises.

What Should I Expect from Working with a Contract Attorney?

When your document is finished, you should expect that it is legally binding and will hold up in any court of law. Your contract attorney should make sure that you understand all of the terms you’re agreeing to and that you’re comfortable with the entire contract. If there are any issues with a document, your lawyer should clear them up so the agreement works for you. With the use of an attorney, you can feel confident in your contract or agreement.

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.


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