Richmond, VA asked in Contracts for Virginia

Q: How well do verbal agreements hold up in court?

An older man who was a friend has told me since our verbal barter Arrangement that he has had a fantasy of dating me. Due to my uncomfortability about the situation I have declined to finish our barter Arrangement and he's telling me that I owe him $360. Do I legally owe him anything for hours not worked?

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Shafeek Seddiq
Shafeek Seddiq
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It sounds like you have an oral or maybe a written contract with this person. And after you started, he revealed his fantasy to you which made you uncomfortable to finish whatever is was you were going to. Now, he wants his money or remainder of his money. You may have some defense to non-performance, so I recommend you reach out to a lawyer near you to learn more about the specifics of your arrangements. There is some information missing in your story

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