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Are verbal agreements enforceable in a Court of Law?

Civil Law

Francisco Garcia Ramirez

20th of February 2000

Q. Does a verbal agreement stand in civil court when your are not able to keep the agreement by reason not of your own?


    A. A verbal agreement will stand in a civil court for as long as you can prove it. Verbal agreements are difficult to enforce in that they are difficult to prove. However, the party who dishonours the agreement may have acted in a way which could amount to an irrefutable presumption that the agreement had taken place. Non-written agreements are to be discouraged even between friends, because not only they are likely to create tensions and eventually destroy the business relationship, but also do away with frienship.

    This applies to Spain as much as to any civilized country.

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