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Q: Is a contract legally binding if I signed it as an 18 year old in puerto rico?

I'm an American and staying in Puerto Rico right now. I'm 18 and I signed a contract here while in puerto rico. Is it legally binding? I was born in America and I do not have a Puerto Rican citenzship.

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Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
  • Carolina, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Hello and thank you for using Justia. We are all American citizens since anyone born in Puerto Rico is an American citizen.

In Puerto Rico, a person is considered as being under the age of adulthood until the age of twenty-one. Under age twenty-one you are a minor and thus donot have the legal capability to enter into contracts in Puerto Rico.

If you signed a contract established on the laws of Puerto Rico and if you we're a legal resident of Puerto Rico at the moment you signed the contract, said contract is non-existent due to your age. You are a legal resident after 180 days of residency in Puerto Rico. If you were not a resident of Puerto Rico, then your homestate laws would apply to your legal standing.

If you need additional information please feel free to contact me directly.

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