Contractual capacity includes the financial ability to pay for the benefits of a contract.
All contracts between adults and minors are void.
Parents are always liable for the contracts made by their minor children.
In an employment contract, a covenant not to compete can be enforceable.
When a statute protects a certain class of people, a member of that class cannot enforce an otherwise illegal contract.
Dante enters into a contract with Rosalinda, who does not have contractual capacity. Dante can enforce the contract if Rosalinda
does not choose to avoid the contract.
Chris, a minor, signs a contract to buy alcoholic beverages for Dine & Drink, his parents' restaurant. The contract is
void as a matter of law.
Olga, a minor, signs a contract to buy a computer from Phil, the owner of Quality Computer Store. Olga's right to disaffirm the contract
does not change the fact that Phil is bound by the contract
Fay is mentally incompetent but has not been so adjudged by a court. Any contract Fay enters into is
voidable if Fay lacks the capacity to comprehend the consequences.
Delia enters into, and fails to disaffirm soon after reaching the age of majority, a contract with Electronics Stores, Inc. (ESI). Later Delia attempts to disaffirm the contract. ESI files a suit against her. The court will most likely consider the contract ratified if it is
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again
Reload the page to try again!
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.