Is a contract signed by someone who is a minor valid?

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Is a contract signed by someone who is a minor valid?

Asked on July 19, 2015 under Business Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, it is not. The age requireed to sign a contract is 18. Someone under that age is considered a minor and is therefore unable to sign a contract, that is unless it is for "essential items" such as food, medicine, medical services, etc. Otherwise, the minor must have consent of their parent or guardian in order for the contract to be legally binding.


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