How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Ask a Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8603
Experience:  JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
4460311
Type Your Legal Question Here...
characters left:
10 Lawyers are Online Now

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Statute of Fraud Questions

When a person is thinking about leasing a property, or is considering a marriage, the last thing that goes through their mind is if the contract they are entering into is held to a Statute of Frauds. Most people have never heard of the Statute of Frauds and do not know what it pertains to. Below are questions that people have asked regarding Statute of Frauds that have been answered by Experts.

What is the Statute of Frauds?

The Statute of Frauds is the requirement needed for some contracts that must be noted by a signed writing with ample evidence of the contract. There are several situations in which a signed writing is required by the Statute of Frauds. The following are the situations that require the signed writing: Contracts of the executor of a will made to pay the debt of the estate with their own money; contracts where one individual will act as a guarantor of another individual’s obligation or debt; contracts in which there is a transfer of interest in land; contracts when considering marriage, including prenuptial agreements; contracts in which good are sold with a purchase price of $500; and contracts that the act contracted is not able to be performed in a year.

Under Florida law if the witness signatures on a lease for longer than a year are not together for signing the lease is the lease valid?

According to Florida law for a lease contract of real property, an individual must have their signature witnessed by two independent witnesses. If the individual’s signature is not witnessed by two independent witnesses, then the court is able to void the contract on the basis of Statute of Frauds. However it is not necessary for all four parties to be present when signing the contract, just as long as the each signature is witnessed by two independent witnesses.

Why are not all contracts held to the Statute of Frauds?

The reasoning that only certain types of contracts are held to the Statute of Frauds is because of how important it is to have a written contract for instance in real property transactions. When services are agreed upon, a verbal agreement is easier on both parties because it can altered and changed without have to redraft a written contract each time a change is made. If they were all held to the Statute of Frauds, all of the rewriting of contracts would be constant and become quite burdensome.

Can a contract be voided on Statute of Frauds alone?

A contract cannot be voided by Statute of Frauds alone. The Statute of Frauds makes a contract voidable by one party that has entered into the contract if they do not wish to go through with the contracted arrangement. That being said a contract that is voidable is still in effect and valid unless one of the parties involved in the contract makes the choice to void the contract. Once a contract has been voided it can no longer be enforced.

Statute of Frauds pertains to certain types of contracts. A lease for a real estate property is one such contract; this type of contract must have the signatures of the lease and the landlord witnessed by two independent witnesses. However the signatures do not have to place at the same time. A contract may not be voided on the grounds of Statute of Frauds alone. The Statute of Frauds makes a contract voidable by either party that has entered into it. Any questions regarding Statute of Frauds can be asked of the Experts.

Ask a Lawyer

Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 8603
Experience:  JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
4460311
Type Your Legal Question Here...
characters left:
10 Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Lawyers are online & ready to help you now

Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Satisfied Customers: 21589
23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Satisfied Customers: 18598
I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
John
Home Appliance Technician
Satisfied Customers: 13453
Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.

Recent Statute of Fraud Questions

  • Well I have a court appearance for a public urination on 29

    Well I have a court appearance for a public urination on 29 September...it was my first ticket and I was unknown that I need to pay that in 10 days...Though I was late but I send 50 dollar fine and guilty letter...But also I was send a letter from the court to appear on September 29 so whT do you think will court decide me on that day???
  • My wife left me for another man not even a month after back

    My wife left me for another man not even a month after back surgery, while she was out on her cheating spree she totaled out a vehicle that I purchased before we were married and I let her drive it upon the agreement she pay the payments , for the 1st year I made most of the payments due to her getting fired couple days after I purchased vehicle she is trying to take me to court over the insurance check that was wrote to me after they paid vehicle off , I paid the insurance for 5 yrs and over 2 yrs all together on payments I kept oil changed tires on it all she did was drive it my question is she's had papers sent to me to fill out INTERROGATORIES AND PRODUCTION. What and why is this and do I have to answer any question its asking and is there a way to not even go thru this part of divorce I've been divorced before never went thru any of this
  • My wife and I are on a loan and deed with my step (wife's)

    My wife and I are on a loan and deed with my step (wife's) daughter. She has paid half of the mortgage since 2007. She wants out of the agreement and had defaulted in our verbal agreement that she maintain half of the mortgage. Question is: How do we legally remove her from both. We are willing to take on the responsibility but need to move her out of the picture.
< Last | Next >
View More Legal Questions