Which contract is valid if one is signed on the 6th and the other is signed on the 8th? 22 Answers as of September 10, 2012

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Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
If the later contract specifically cancels, negates or includes mention of the previous contract, the later will usually control. If there are substantial or conflicting changes in the later contract without reference to the first contract, you will need to have it reviewed by an attorney to determine if it has modified or replaced the earlier agreement.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 9/10/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Probably the later one if it modified the terms of the earlier one.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
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Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
It all depends on what the first contract states. Need to know contract in its entirety.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
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Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
They could both be valid. I need more information.
Answer Applies to: California
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Law Office of Richard Southard
Law Office of Richard Southard | Richard C Southard
Presumably both.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/9/2012
    Clinton Law Office | Michael Clinton
    A contract generally requires an offer, acceptance and consideration or in some cases a contract can be formed by inviting performance and subsequent performance that satisfies the contract terms. If an offer is made, it remains in place until withdrawn or an action takes place that is inconsistent with the offer essentially nullifying the offer.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/9/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Can't say without looking at the terms of each contract. They could both be valid.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/9/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    The terms of the contract will give that information. You need to carefully read the contracts. If there seems to be an overlap, you should consult with an attorney who can review them and give you legal advice.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/9/2012
    Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson
    Law Office of Kathryn L. Hudson | Kathryn L. Hudson
    It depends on the language in the contract, generally the contract signed last is the one that will be upheld, why were they signed on two different dates, was the second one different in terms than the first.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 9/7/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    The latest one.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/7/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    That depends whether the second one modified the first one.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/7/2012
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