Sonora, CA asked in Contracts and Juvenile Law for California

Q: If I am a 17 year old minor who is dependent on a parent in california, am i legally boun d to a gym membership contract

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a 17 year old who is not emancipated, I am still a dependent of my father, and currently live in California. I entered a 6 month contract for a gym membership (unknowingly, it was a rushed sign up) and later realized that I was contractually obliged to pay the $45 a month that automatically comes out of my account. Although, I heard that since I am a minor, and this contract is not for an essential item or service, that I wouldn't be legally bound to it and should have been able to cancel when I wanted to in August of 2017. Am I entitled to my money back?

My dad did NOT sign ANY of the paperwork that was filled out for the gym. I filled all of the papers out on my own.

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David Keith Hicks
David Keith Hicks
  • Dunsmuir, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Minors are considered legally incompetent for some purposes when it comes to Signing a contract. Other contracts they can be held to. And example would be when you agreed to pay two dollars for a candy bar and then eat it

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