What are the legalities of canceling a contract for which services are no longer required? Specifically, the contract was for the services of a matchmaker who would arrange for nine matches. However, after only three weeks and one match, the individual who had entered into the contract met someone -- not a client of the matchmaking service -- and no longer had need of the matchmaking service. Only about 50% of the service fee had been paid up front. Is the person obligated under the contract for the remainder of the service fee -- about $800? The matchmaker has threatened to take this person to small claims court if the balance is not paid.