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Asked 346 days ago by a user from Blanchard, OK
We have a 18 year old son who just moved out on his own.Can he .legally sign any kind of contract ? If so what as parents can we do to protect ourselvs from someone he may have signed an agreement or contract with?
You the parents are generally not responsible for your childs torts unless they were intentional. That said, a minor cannot legally enter into a contract but once 18 in almost all jurisdictions I am aware of they are free to contract. So if the contract was signed prior to the child turning 18 it would be void. Only if your child intentioinally defrauded the other party and was under 18 should you be liable (again in most jurisdictions). If the contract was signed after the child turned 18 then it is their obligation and the other party has no recourse against you.
If you have concerns you should discuss with a local lawyer to make sure your interests are protected.
All the best,