When you think about going to court over a breach of contract, you probably assume there is a written contract involved. However, this is not always the case. In fact, even verbal agreements can be argued in a court of law, especially if there are witnesses to the agreement.
Of course, it is always in your favor to have a written contract if you are suing for a breach of contract, and there are certain circumstances where having a written a signed contract is required in the state of California. Some of those situations include:
- Sale of land
- A lease that extends more than a year
- Cosigning for someone else’s debt
- Services that will not be performed within a year of entering into a contract
- Some loan agreements in excess of $100,000
- An agreement to pay an existing mortgage
While these are some of the situations that require a contract for legal action, it is easy to understand how a written agreement would protect you even in situations that involve shorter timelines or less money.
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