Q: How to get out of a 8 month online group coaching contract
I signed up for an 8 month group coaching session starting June 1 2021. After 3 week I sent an email saying this was not for me. It was sold as something much different then it actually is. I then sent another email on July 11 asking again to leave the group as it is not for me. I was told I can leave but I will still have to pay for the entire 8 months. I am not looking to get my money back for June or July. Just don't want to keep paying going forward. I read the short 2 page contract and nothing says that I cant terminate the contract so I am unsure how to proceed. I am in Ohio. The group coach is in Florida
A: If the contract is for 8 months, and there is no early termination option, then there isn't one, and you could be obligated to pay, or else they could make an adverse entry on your credit report, lowering your credit score. They could also turn it over to a collection agency. But they might not have provided all the required consumer protection notifications that are required in a contract, so that could allow you to terminate the contract. Contact the state Attorney General's office for consumer affairs, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the contract and advise you.
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