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I Made a Verbal Contract With Someone. Is it Enforceable?

Contracts are an integral part of the business world, and they come in many different forms. Some contracts are in writing, while others are simply made through a verbal agreement. 

If you’ve made a verbal agreement with someone, you may be wondering whether or not it’s legally enforceable. This is a question that has many variables to consider, and it’s important to understand the implications of verbal contracts before entering into one. 

In this blog post, we will explore the enforceability of verbal contracts and the factors that determine whether or not they can be enforced.

If you have questions about the enforceability of your verbal contract or would like to learn more about the importance of written contracts, contact J. Muir & Associates today. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected.

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Can You Enforce a Verbal Contract?

If you’ve ever made a verbal agreement with someone, you may be wondering whether or not it’s legally enforceable. 

The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple one. There are many factors to consider when determining whether a verbal contract is enforceable or not.

Enforceability of Verbal Contracts

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that not all verbal contracts are enforceable under the law. For example, a contract for the sale of real estate must be in writing in order to be recognized by the court. 

However, there are many other types of contracts that can be enforced even if they are not in writing.

Evidence of Verbal Contract

If your verbal contract is legally recognized, you must also consider what evidence you have to support your claim. 

In other words, if you were to take the matter to court, what proof do you have that the contract was made and agreed upon? If it’s just your word against someone else’s, it may be difficult to enforce the contract.

Cost of Enforcing Verbal Contract

Another important factor to consider is the cost of enforcing the contract. If someone disputes the existence of the contract, you will need to file a lawsuit in order to enforce it. 

This can be a very expensive and time-consuming process. Are you willing to spend the money and resources necessary to enforce the contract?

Consulting an Attorney

Given all of these variables, it’s easy to see why we normally recommend that all contracts be in writing. This ensures that there is no confusion about the terms of the agreement and that there is written evidence of the contract. 

That being said, if you find yourself in a situation where you have a verbal contract and are considering legal action, it’s important to consult with an attorney who can evaluate your specific situation and provide guidance on the best course of action.

A Miami business contract lawyer can help develop a valid written contract that protects your best interests.

Contact J. Muir & Associates Today

In conclusion, the enforceability of a verbal contract is a complex issue that depends on many different factors. While there are some verbal contracts that can be enforced, there are many others that cannot. 

If you find yourself in a situation where you have a verbal contract and are considering legal action, it’s important to consult with an attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation

Author Bio

Jane Muir is a Shareholder and Managing Partner of J. Muir & Associates, a Miami business law firm she founded in 2018. With more than 13 years of experience in business, she is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of legal areas, including business litigation, contracts, corporate formation, insolvency, nonprofits, partnership disputes, and other business law matters.

Jane received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and Coral Gables Bar Association. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including being named among the “20 Under 40” in 2016 by Brickell Magazine. Super Lawyers named her a Rising Star from 2014–2019 and selected her for the Super Lawyers status.

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