can a 16 year old with only a permit go alone to an auto dealership and trade in a vehicle then purchase another and make a promiss to pay a balance of $700 and never receive the title
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Arizona
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Thank you for your question.An unemancipated minor generally does not have the requisite legal capacity to enter into a contract, and so any contract he does enter into is voidable by him. The 16 year old should be able to cancel this contract, if that is the intent. If the minor acts under the contract and becomes emancipated or becomes of age, the contract would at that point be ratified and enforceable.
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she purchased from a private party car was a lemon and she had to pay 500 to repair then went to dealership traded it in paid 3400 for it and received 1200 trade in value (they are selling for 3400 right now) then added 1000 cash and they said she needed 700 more in a few weeks gave her no bill of sale and no title, i cannot register it or do anything now sheis with her father in another state but only has permit car was purchased here where i am as the mother i went to dealership and said she is a minor and you cannot enforce so i told them i have proof of being her mother and insuring the vehicle and i need to have title and then put in my name in order to register then transfer to her and dad in california they told me to come back today will this work? she paid 3400 for the new car owing 700 more i told them i want no problems but they are selling the trade in for a profit of 2200 and shey should not have sold to a minor with only a permit is this correct
A contract entered into by a minor is voidable by the minor, and generally her parent. The contract is not void, but can be voided by those parties. There is a slight difference there legally. If you void the contract on your daughter's behalf, technically that would require return of her money in exchange for the vehicle. Therefore, I'm not sure what the transaction you are proposing to enter into would be proper.
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