Under Oregon law, a contract is an agreement between two or more persons that creates an obligation to do or not to do a particular thing. Sometimes a contract is simply referred to as an “agreement.” Contracts may involve the sale of goods, services, construction work, and employment, among other things. Both verbal and written contracts can be enforceable, however, certain contracts will be void if not in writing. People enter into contracts every day, and this might include signing a lease, buying a car, or buying a home. Prior to entering into a contract, it is important to fully understand its terms. Should you not completely understand a contract, it is a good idea to consult an attorney before signing it or agreeing to its terms.
If you are uncertain of your legal rights or just want peace of mind before signing or entering into any important contract or agreement, contact me for advice and guidance.