What Is the Age at Which a Person Can Form a Contract?
By  Saket Sharma  |  21 Jul 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Harshit Bhurani

Usually, a person needs to be of legal age in order to enter into a contract.  In most states this is at least 18 years of age. This is referred to as the legal capacity to enter into a contract.
In addition to having legal capacity, a person also needs to have “competency” to form a contract.  This is defined as: the ability to understand that a contract is being formed, and the ability to understand the general nature of the contract. So, even if a person has the legal capacity (age) to enter into a contract, a court might not enforce it if the person lacked the legal or mental capacity to do so.

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