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    May 26, 2007, 05:28 PM
    Legal and binding document
    State - Illinois

    Is an initialled piece of paper a legal and binding document if it was signed under duress? It was not notarized or submitted through the court system.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,301, Reputation: 7692

    May 26, 2007, 06:24 PM
    1. Depends on what the paper was, for example a bill for sale for a house no.

    2. a contract does not have to be notarized or sent to the court to be binding. Even a verbal agreement, I will sell you a car for... dollars, and you say yes, and give them a deposit, that is a legal binding contract, harder to prove but legal.

    3. The issue of duress, it depends on what you are calling duress, did they have a gun pointed at your child or at you, or was it just a pushy sales person?

    So you have to explain what type of document, what type of duress.

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