If you rush into a business transaction or lend money to a friend in distress and you haven`t been reimbursed, you may have questions about the money owed without a contract. Just watch an episode of People`s Court or JudgeJudy and you will see that, yes, you can complain about an oral agreement. But you have to prove your case, which can be difficult. 4. Before entering into the contract, always seek the assistance of a lawyer if you do not understand the terms of the contract. 3. intention: the parties must intend to enter into a legally binding agreement; and the classic difficulty of an oral agreement is when a party to the agreement tries to abandon the agreement reached and denies that such an interview has taken place. To win the case, the aunt must prove with evidence that her nephew lent the money with the intention of repaying it, while the nephew must prove that he did not accept. Without the documentation of the agreement, it will be a matter of er-she-said. In the end, it is a judge who decides which case is most likely of the party. If you enter into court proceedings on the basis of an oral agreement, a judge will review the evidence presented, including the testimony and all relevant documents. Unfortunately, judges do not have magical powers to determine who is telling the truth. If you try to reach an oral agreement, your testimony will be decisive and a judge will want to know what was agreed, when and why.
The judges will also follow common sense and see if what you are saying seems credible. If you have an oral contract to be enforced in Massachusetts, the Katz Law Group can help you fight to ensure that the terms of your agreement are respected and that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today for a consultation. Our lawyers represent companies in Worcester, Marlborough, Framingham and beyond. Oral dispute over contract law is often based on the fact that one or both parties are clearly based on the agreement. Oral contracts are best as a simple agreement with easy-to-understand terms and evidence of the existence of the agreement. Therefore, if you are considering or are suing or defending a dispute over an oral contract, you should seek professional legal aid to improve your chances of success. In many cases, oral treaties provide a sufficient basis for building strong and lasting relationships. However, problems can arise when a party challenges the agreed contractual terms or has been contracted. (1) All agreements should be written down in a properly developed contract.