Contracts



Contract Law determines when promises are enforceable. The fundamental requirements for forming a binding contract are an offer, acceptance and consideration. To be enforceable, a contract must be formed by competent parties, who give their consent, to a legal agreement.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) afford consumer contracts unique protections. Please read on to find a contract lawyer, contract attorney, or to access more information in our contract law practice center.

One reason to sue over a contract is when one party commits a breach of contract—stops doing, or fails to do, what the contract states should be done. Defenses that excuse a breach of contract include duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration and the statute of frauds.

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You Must be Innocent in a Breach of Contract Claim
Most of your business activity is likely based on contracts between you and other parties, so broken contracts may form the majority of your legal woes. To bring a business lawsuit against another party for breaking a contract, you must be able to prove certain details about the arrangement.
Contract Damages
When most people sign a contract, they expect to honor the terms of the contract, and hope that the other party will do so as well. There are several kinds of contract remedies available to you if the other party breaches, or breaks, a contract. This article explains those options.
Contract Modification
When negotiating a contract, or after a contract has been signed, you may have reason to want to modify, or change, a contract. Find out how to modify a contract, either before it's been signed or after it's been signed.

Ask a Lawyer - Contracts Law questions answered by leading lawyers
I signed a relocation package agreement but have since applied for a new position in the same compan
The agreement states I agree that if I within two years from the effective date of my relocation, I resign or am terminated for cause by the company that I have to pay it back. But if it's another job within the same company am I obligated to pay it back?
What can I do to get the money that is owed
Back in 2006 my dad made a deal with a person to pay my dad $500 month for my dad's house until June 2014 and my dad could live in the house. My dad past away in 2008 and the person stop making the payments. The person told me he is going to set up a trust fund for me with the rest of the payments. When I turned 18 I called the person and ask about the trust fund and he told me there was no trust fund. There is no payments being made at this point and there is a contract. Then I found out he is renting the house and the house is not in his name is is still in my dad's name.
I bought a car in august of 2013 and it's been nothing but a nightmare
When i bought the car the dealership told me they need to to something to the breaks and they are waiting on the part and will call me when they get it they never called. About 3 weeks after buying the car I went to get food and cam back to the car and it wouldn't start had the same problem 6 months later called the dealership and they said it's as is and wouldn't help unless I paid them money. And today I get a letter stating that my car is being recalled for a issue with the ignition. Is there any way for me to get out from under this car?
with a vehicle lease. at the end of lease, is the leasing company able to descriminate, and quote di
I am referring to a auto lease buy-out.
if my husband signs a contract, and I disagree with the terms am I legally bound to honor it?
Our daughter's dance team came up with a "perfect parents" contract. I did not agree with several of the terms of the contract, and refused to sign it. My husband signed it. Am I now legally bound by the terms? I believe I should have a say when it comes to my own child, the publication of her photo, if I think a costume is too riske for an 8yr old, etc. I also believe I have a right to voice my disagreement and disapproval. The contract limits all of this, and gives permission for the dance company to use my child's photo, decide what costumes to wear, and what I can and cannot say - verbally, by text, e-mail and on social media. Doesn't that violate my 1st amendment rights?
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