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Is a verbal contract with someone who is now deceased valid in the State of Nevada

Reno, NV |

The contract was for the exclusive rights to sell a product

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    In Nevada, a verbal contract, like any other contract, is enforceable if the elements of a contract can be proven. There are two principal differences between a verbal and written contract: (1) the verbal contract is harder to prove, and (2) the statute of limitations for enforcing verbal contract is 4 years, whereas you have six to bring claim on a written contract.

    Nevada does not have a Dead Man's Statute. In fact, Nevada statute expressly provides, "Evidence is not inadmissible solely because it is evidence of transactions or conversations with or the actions of a deceased person."

    Contact a contract attorney licensed in Nevada, and you'll get a better idea, based on the facts of your case, what your options are.

  2. The Dead Man's Act may prevent your proving it up. The Statute of Frauds may prohibit you from asserting its terms.

    HIre counsel.

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