Do I need a witness on my contracts?

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Do I need a witness on my contracts?

I am a salon owner in Montana and I am wondering if I have to have a witness for
my contracts to make them legal?

Asked on March 11, 2019 under Business Law, Montana

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No witness is required for you to sign a contract. The parties to the contract sign and don't need to sign at the same time.
Review the contract before signing to be certain it accurately states the obligations of all parties.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, contracts do not require witnesses to be legal and enforceable. There are very few documents which must be witnesses to be enforceable; the main ones are a will, a power of attorney, or a medical power of attorney (which may also be called a "living will"). Regular contracts do not require this.


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