Not every business or personal contract is enforceable. Many can be invalidated if they violate contracting laws or regulations. Others can be terminated if they lack contract essentials. To find out more information about business contracts beyond the basics, see Nolo's Business Contracts section.
Contracts are legally binding agreements, and they pervade almost every aspect of our personal and business lives.
Contracts 101: Make a Legally Valid Contract
All you need is a clear agreement and mutual promises to exchange things of value.
Ten Tips for Making Solid Business Agreements and Contracts
Follow these guidelines to make an enforceable, plain-English business agreement or contract.
Negotiating the business and legal terms of a contract.
Contract Negotiation: 11 Strategies
Common negotiation tactics for negotiating business agreements.
Consideration: Every Contract Needs It
What is consideration in a contract, and what if an agreement doesn't have it?
Unenforceable Contracts: What to Watch Out For
What kinds of contracts might not hold up in court?
Didn't get your contract exactly right? Amend it.
If you're modifying an existing contract, use this Sample Amendment.
An implied contract is created when two or more parties have no written contract.
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