If I signed a contract with an orthodontist last week but now I’m not sure I want to see that doctor after reading reviews online), is there a way to cancel my contract?

Asked on December 5, 2015 under Business Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, if you signed the contract, and the orthodontist has not failed to perform any of his/her obligations (i.e. is not in breach of contract), you can only cancel the contract if the contract itself gives you the right to cancel it (and you'd have to honor the contract's provisions regarding cancelation). There is, unfortunately, no general right to cancel or get out of contracts--especially because of online reviews.

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