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How can I break a contract?

There are several ways in which an agreement can be terminated. But which is the best one for your case depends on many factors. What should you consider?

For example, a severance implies that the contract ceases to exist from the moment of severance. This means, therefore, that you cannot terminate a contract until a certain point in time that is already running and before you therefore request the termination. Normally, you can only break a contract with the mutual consent of each party. Only in exceptional cases can you unilaterally break the contract. This is then termination of the contract.

Termination of an agreement, which is not the same as breaking it, does have retroactive effect, meaning that past commitments are in principle completely erased. In a reciprocal contract, the resolutive condition is tacitly included in case one of the parties fails to honour its commitment. As an aggrieved party, instead of claiming forced performance in kind or by equivalent, you can ask for the dissolution of the contract, possibly with damages.

Unilateral agreements (e.g. mandate) you may be able to revoke.

In addition, some contracts are subject to the nullity sanction or expiry and you can end the contract that way.

Suspension of an agreement means that he postpones the performance arising from the agreement. The effect of the contract is thus temporarily interrupted.

Do I need a lawyer?

As you can see above, just getting out from under a contract is no easy matter. You would do well to consult a lawyer. For example, how you can terminate the contract depends on the type of agreement and certain conditions must be met. A lawyer can tell you what you need to take into account to reach a good solution.

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