I have an annual vet contract for my dog. I pay $20 a month. This is supposed to cover teeth cleaning, three check ups, etc. I have not been happy with the care they are giving my dog and want to get out of the contract, but the office says I cannot get out of it. I have six months left. I do not want to return to this office, yet I will be out $120 if I don’t go back. Can they legally keep me in that contract? What recourse do I have?
People are normally bound by the contracts they sign although there are exceptions to that general rule (for example, courts may not enforce unconscionable contract provisions or contracts signed under duress or entered into by a minor). Rights and remedies should be contained in the contract. I suggest you review the contract’s cancellation provisions. People who do not pay their contractual obligations may be sued.
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