Contract Law Sub Topics


Contracts are legally-binding promises made between two or more parties. The law explicitly supports the rights set out in a contract, except when a contract is deemed unlawful, void against public policy, or drafted with serious inaccuracies akin to fraud. Outside of these exceptions, a party who does not do what he or she promised to do in a contract can be held liable for breach of contract and made to pay for the cost of any damages caused by the failure to perform. To learn more about contract law and the creation and enforcement of a contract, see the links to articles and frequently asked questions above.