Q: Can a daycare sue me if we gave them a two week notice even though we signed up for the entire summer?
My daughter has been with this daycare for 4 years and this is her last summer camp with them. We need to take her out for financial reasons and we gave them a two week notice but since we signed a paper and initialed for the entire summer they are saying we have to pay for the entire summer. Can they sue us if we decide to stop taking her and paying after the two weeks is up?
A: Whether the business would have a valid claim against you depends on the applicability and validity of the contract language at issue, as well as the validity of the entire contract. Therefore, it would be best for you to schedule a consultation with an attorney handling contract disputes. If the business happens to have have a valid potential claim against you, you might be able to work something out that is less harsh than paying for the entire summer. Another option would be to see if your county has a consumer advocate's office/consumer protection office and seek their input.
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