If a veteran signs a legal contract can he be held to it? If for instance he doesn’t keep his own end of the bargain?
A veteran can be held to a legal contract. In limited circumstances there may be some ability to not perform all of the terms of the contract such as a residential lease if they are called into active duty, however, these are very unique circumstances. In general they are response for their responsibilities under the terms of a contract they sign.
Ms. Curry gave a great answer. I write only to expand a bit. Members of the armed forces (or their spouses) who are serving on active duty including as a member of any State's National Guard or reserve component of the US armed forces have rights to avoid or postpone not only residential lease defaults but also mortgage defaults. Otherwise, if a military veteran has mental capacity and is beyond the age of minority, not acting under duress or other legal disqualification and the above-stated active service elements are inapplicable, then the veteran is subject to the same laws and contracts as non-veterans.
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