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
How long is a notary seal good for
I signed a document 4 yrs ago that was notarized, but it was never filed in court and since then bothe parties have moved to different states from where the the document was notarized. So I was wondering wether or not that notarized document is any good now.
How is a prenup enforced?
I realize that the state decides whether to enforce a prenup, but how does a prenup get enforced?
Context-verbal family agreement to pay a loan for someone. Is it a contract? If this is dragged into
1. Paying a student loan for my son. I agreed to pay monthly instalments of $500. 2. Have separated. Wife is now taking me to court and also dragging in this "loan" agreement as a vexatious 3rd party, even though she is partially liable herself for repayments accorning to my son's original admissions. 3. Is this verbal contract void given he has gone outside our original offer/acceptance/ageement terms, going to her as a vexatious 3rd party who threatens to intercede on a civil law level via her family law claim? 4. Are family agreements not enforceable? This is in Australia.
A textile manufacturer of readymade garments is interested and in negotiations with a Malaysian comp
A textile manufacturer of readymade garments is interested and in negotiations with a Malaysian company for exporting products worth 500 million USD in next three years. You have been assigned the job and requested to advise the textile company, the legal aspects and necessary procedures to be adopted for entering into the agreement. Your client needs detailed information regarding the following; 1) Procedure from offer to acceptance and thereby conclusion of the contract 2) Legal requirements of communications. 3) Finalization of the contract 4) Consequences of failure to comply with the terms and conditions agreed upon by either party in part or in entirety. 5) Safeguarding your client's interest in the said transaction.
Can a contract be voided if the person was mislead?
a developer offered to buy my mom's home for $395,000, she asked for $400,000, so he had her sign a paper stating she wanted more, so that's what he told her. when she tried to put the home on the market with realtor, that's when she found out it was a contract she had signed.
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