Written by attorney Romy B Jurado

Are Oral Contracts Valid?

When two people speak to each other alone, the only record of the conversation are the memories of the speaking parties. This is exactly the problem with oral contracts. The only witness you have is the memory of the other party you make the contract with.

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Well, if you are suing this person to enforce the contract that he clearly doesn’t want to, what stops him from denying that the contract ever existed? In the end, establishing the existence of the contract comes down to who the court trusts to be telling the truth. From experience, I can tell you that this is a very tricky process.

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