What am I agreeing to if I sign a document?
What is an oral contract or oral agreement?
What steps can I take to minimize risk when signing a document?
Emphasizes the importance of carefully reviewing and understanding written documents before signing them. Describes some of the common types of contracts consumers are asked to sign. Topics covered include signing documents on behalf of yourself, signing for someone else (for example, co-signing a loan), oral or spoken contracts, payment agreements (for example, promissory notes), real estate purchase agreements, lease and rental agreements, breaking contracts, and steps to take to minimize the risks associated with making contracts.