Attorney’s fees are those fees owed by a client to an attorney who performed legal services on behalf of the client. In some cases, a court may order the losing party to pay the attorney’s fees of the other party. Whether attorney’s fees are available as damages depends on the nature of the action. In cases involving a breach of contract, whether attorney’s fees are available generally depends on the terms of the contract.
What is a Breach of Contract?
A breached contract occurs when a party fails to fully perform its obligations under a valid contract. Generally, to prove a breach of contract, a litigant must prove that a valid contract existed and that the valid contract was breached by the party in some way, causing damages to the litigant.