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ADVERTISEMENT Legali Briefs by B. Diane Heindel Attorney at Law UNFINISHED BUSINESS When a home improvement contractor fails to finish the work he or she was contracted to perform, a homeowner may seek reimbursement from the contractor's "bond. When a contractor is bonded, there is an agreement between the consumer, the contractor and the insurance company) agent who issues the bond that guarantees the contractor will do the work outlined in the contract If not, the consumer can report the problem to the issuing agent and receive compensation Otherwise, consumers may hire an attorney to help initiate legal action. A lawyer may also help when a homeowner wants to fire a contractor. This action can be taken if it can be proven that the contractor committed a material breach of contract. Do you have any questions about today's column or about any aspect of real estate, family, civil law or wills & probate At the Law Office of B.DIANE HEINDEL, PC., I have years of experience dealing in a wide variety of real estate, family civil law issues,as well as ing a certified mediator. Call 903-533-9900 in order to schedule a consultation. My office is located at 407 E. 4th Street HINT: Breach of contract remedies are designed to put the non-breaching party in the same position as if the contract had been fully performed. www.heindel-law.com