What Is A Contract?, Sources Of Contract Law: The Statute Of Frauds, The Uniform Commercial Code
Classification of Contracts
For purposes of analysis, legal scholars have classified contracts in many different ways. The most common classifications of contracts include: "express" and "implied" contracts; "void" and "voidable" contracts; and "enforceable" and "unenforceable" contracts.
Validity of Contracts
Several requirements must be met for a contract to be valid and legally binding. The agreement must specifically define the terms under which the promise can be considered fulfilled by both parties. In addition, the agreement must prescribe remedies for conditions unfulfilled by one of the parties involved. The essential feature defining these requirements are: "capacity," "mutual assent," and "consideration."
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