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"My brother purchased 2 cars tried to purchase 3, but thankfully he was picked up by Mental Health Police and put in a Mental ward . Are either of these contracts valid?"
In order for a contract to be legally binding and enforceable, both parties must be over the age of 18 and have legal capacity. "Legal capacity" means that the individuals must understand the nature and consequence of their actions and must intend to enter the contract. An individual who lacks the ability to understand the nature and consequences of his actions does not have the legal capacity to enter into any contract. One who is mentally incapacitated cannot understand the nature and consequences of his actions and cannot, therefore, enter into a legally binding contract. Your brothers actions appear to fall within this category and, he, therefore, lacked the requisite mental capacity to enter into a legally binding and enforceable contract. None of the contracts your brother signed would be legally enforceable against him by any of the dealers,
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