Under most circumstances under Florida law, a verbal contract is, indeed, binding. It’s much harder to enforce a verbal contract than it is a written contract, because the terms are often in question, and there’s a lot of he said, she said that goes along with it. There’s one special thing to understand about a verbal contract is that, sometimes it is not binding based off of the length of time that’s required to do whatever it is that was agreed to be done. If it takes more than a year to accomplish what it is that you’re agreeing to do, then that must be a written contract that falls under what we call the Statute of Frauds. However, if it can be, and if it’s contemplated as being, less than a year to perform the terms of the contract, then a verbal contract is, in fact, valid and enforceable.
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