Do I need my parents to co-sign a contract if I am a minor?

Asked on March 22, 2015 under Business Law, Florida


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You do need an adult to co-sign to make the contract enforceable.  Contracts signed with minors are not enforceable because minors lack the capacity to contract.  Therefore, no one should knowlingly enter into a contract with a minor because if the minor fails to perform, there is no remedy at law.  Any lawsuit filed for breach of contract would be dismissed because the contract was with a minor.

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