Signing a Contract under Duress?

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Signing a contract under duress happens when due to prevailing circumstances, one party to the contract agrees to the terms because they lacked a better alternative. Duress is really hard to prove in a court of law. The contract can be nullified by the court if it is proved that indeed it happened under duress.
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Signing a contract under duress is considered to nullify certain agreements if the circumstances can be proven. The idea is that a contract is signed granting property, money, or certain permissions to other parties who have convinced the original party through an unlawful coercing or a threatening of some sort. Duress can also apply to reluctant compliance to sexual activity and while it is not directly considered rape, it is a punishable offense of it's own kind.
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durress refers to any kind of force, whether it's manipulative, or they're holding a gun to your head. in short, you sign it against your will
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