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
Can my own husband sue me in California for $10,000
My husband, clearly soon to be ex husband, sewed me for $10,000 and actually won the judgement in Mendocino County California. I was the Trustee of my grandparents estate and during escrow my husband turned a note to the title company stating that I wanted to pay him $10,000 out of escrow for monies owed to him. The note was forged and the title company was very aware of that, which led me to include a note in my file at the title company stating that his note was forged and NOT to pay him out of escrow. I reside in Washington and barely even was properly informed that after 2 trial dates the court just ended up giving him the judgement I am not to sure, but I would imagine that he did not tell the court that I was his wife. Does that make any difference? Thank you so very much.
mt car title is showing as the lein has been satisfied. i still owe money on it. do i own the car?
A dissolved New York State LLC,
A New York State LLC, which I was a partner in, was properly dissolved 5 years ago. A disgruntled partner has just filed an arbitration claim. What is the statute of limitations for filing suit on an LLC that was legally and properly dissolved in New York State?
Breach of Contract Help
I am resubmitting a question that might have been lost. Around six months ago, an acquaintance approached me, asking for a loan. I had this person sign a contract stating that he would pay me back by June 30, 2014. I approached this person on July 1, 2014, asking for him to honor our contract. I was initially ignored, and later was told by him that he had no intention of honoring our contract. I would like to take this to conciliation court, but I live in Minnesota, while this individual lives in Tarrant County in Texas. I would like to know what my options are. If I filed this out of state, and hired a lawyer to represent me, would my chances of winning this case be reduced? I would like to avoid having my legal fees extend past the amount of my claim, which is $1500.
Is it Legal to... EULA Agreements....
I am hosting a server on a game called Minecraft made by Mojang. There are agreements called the EULA regarding ingame Donations and in game purchases. I was wondering if I could add in in game commands for [Donators] . Is it legal? Please help. Link to EULA: https://account.mojang.com/documents/minecraft_eula
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