In the United States, persons under the age of 18 are generally minors and their contracts are considered voidable; However, if the minor invalidates the contract, the services received by the minor must be returned. The minor may enforce breaches of contract by an adult, while the execution of the adult may be more limited according to the principle of negotiation. [Citation required] Debt instruments or unjust enrichment may be available, but are generally not. Contracts can be oral (spoken), written or a combination of both. Some types of contracts, such as . B the purchase or sale of real estate or financing contracts must be in writing. In the context of contracts for a particular service, an injunction may be sought if the contract prohibits a particular act. An injunction would prohibit the person from performing the act specified in the contract. Indirect damages are damages that do not naturally arise from a breach, but which are of course accepted by both parties at the time of the conclusion of the contract. An example would be if someone rents a car to go to a business meeting, but when that person arrives to pick up the car, they are not there.

The general damage would be the cost of renting another car. Consequential damages would be the lost business if that person was not able to get to the meeting if both parties knew the reason why the party rented the car. .