Victor, ID asked in Contracts for Idaho

Q: wondering if an oral contract is still legally binding in Idaho as of today, everything I'm finding online is outdated

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Kevin M Rogers

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  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: An oral contract is legally binding with any kind of contract with one exception - the sale or purchase of real property.

J. Grady Hepworth

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  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: The answer may depend on what the contract is for. As a general matter, oral contracts are binding. However, some contracts are subject to the Statute of Frauds, which requires the contract to be in writing (such as for the sale of real property or contracts that will not be completed within 1 year, among other applications). Consider contacting an experienced attorney for more direct answers to your specific situation.

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