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What do i do if i signed a contract under duress?


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December 25, 2014 6:08PM

First you should look for any right of rescission in the contract. That right is generally found only in home equity mortgage contracts and contracts signed at your home and you must cancel the contract within the time period allowed. Otherwise you will need to prove that you were under duress in a court of law by providing proof of the duress.

Duress in law is not taken lightly. The claimant must prove coercion beyond what would be considered reasonable persuasion whereby a person performs an act as a result of violence, threat or other extreme pressure against the person.