Cedar City, UT asked in Contracts for Utah

Q: We bought a golden doodle female in March of 2019 and had the option to buy breeding rights or have her spayed within

5 months but did neither. We signed just a generic paper contract but didn’t have a notary or anything. My question is? Can she come after us for not paying the breeding fee and if so would the contract hold anything in court where it wasn’t witnessed or signed by a notary? Thank you for your time

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Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Having a notary is better evidence, but it is not required to prove a contract was signed. If you get to court and the judge asks you whether you signed the contract, and you say no, that is perjury, which if proven, can get you some time in jail.

Any communication outside of a contract like company records, testimony of witnesses, texts and email can be used to prove whether you committed perjury.

You will sleep better if you stick to what you signed. If the contract is too burdensome, you might attempt to return the dog, get a refund and buy a different dog with a different contract.

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