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Video Transcribed: Are you required to go to court if you breach a contract? I’m an attorney in Tulsa Oklahoma, James Wirth. And that’s the question that we have before us. Are you required to go to court if you breach a contract? And the answer generally is you’re not required if you can reach an agreement otherwise, but you could be required.
So if you breach a contract, ultimately the court is not going to go out and find your case. The police are not going to be involved in a civil dispute like that. So it’s on the party that you had the contract with. It’s on them for whether they want to pursue it going to court.
So sometimes it could be negotiated where you have a settlement outside of court without anything being filed. Sometimes the other side doesn’t pursue it at all and nothing comes of it. So you don’t always have to go to court and you may want to negotiate.
You may request mediation outside of court or early settlement opportunities to try to get it resolved. But ultimately, it’s on the other party, whether they want to file for breach of contract in the court.
If they do so and they get you served, then you need to file responsive pleadings and ultimately can be required to show up for court, or otherwise, a default judgment can be granted. If you’ve got specific questions about that, you’re going to want to talk confidentially with an attorney for that. To get that scheduled with somebody in my office, go online to makelaweasy.com.