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.

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Could this be considered a "coerced" contract?
My Middle School son was accepted to his Upper division in late January with a large scholarship. The school asked for prompt signatures on the contract, but we wanted to hear from four other schools and requested an extension into mid-March, which the school granted. Then we realized we could not afford to send our son unless we received more help, so we requested it. The school got back to us that they could provide more money, but only if we signed the contract within five days -- weeks before we heard from the other schools. If we didn't sign, THEY WOULD REVOKE ALL OF THE SCHOLARSHIP. At that point our son had not been accepted anywhere else. What if he was rejected by the other schools? He would have nowhere to go in the fall! So we signed the contract. But then our son was accepted at his first-choice school, with financial aid. Now his current school is trying to hold us to the contract we signed. Does this situation constitute coercion? Do we have legal recourse?
Is it legal to make someone pay money instead of turning them in for a crime
A person was raped. The victim is threatening to turn the offender in unless the offender pays $30,000. Is this legal or is it blackmail?
after 40 yrs of marriage/still married/can I use my maiden name as middle name /without paperwork
My father had Alzheimer's and signed a reverse morgage.Is it legal?
Someone else is primary borrower while dad was co borrower and the person was not on the original house loan.Is that legal?
Is it possible to get out of a signed contract (2 years out of 5 have been served) if it can be prov
Jan. 2011 I was threatened into signing a contract with the Professionals Resource Network (PRN) of Fla. after calling to request information about voluntary contracts. The threat was they would turn me into the Pharmacy Board if an evaluation with a PRN approved psychiatrist was not obtained immediately. Sobriety date is Jan.6,2002 and had previously ended a PRN contract in June 2007. I have been threatened and harassed for over 2 years of a 5 year contract I was forced into signing. I have asked many times what was presented to the director that resulted in this 5 year sentence and constant harassment , threats and bullying by the "case manger" - the one who I spoke to on that first phone call who never allowed me to speak to anyone else. If I could find out who to go to that could get the information and if false information was documented about me- I want to know and sue the one responsible for making my life unbearable for the past 2 years and get that contract terminated.
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