Although the European Union is in fact an economic community with a number of trade rules, there is no overall “Community contract law”.” In 1993, Harvey McGregor, a British lawyer and academic, developed a “contract code” under the auspices of the English and Scottish Law Commissions, which was a proposal to encrypt and codify the contractual laws of England and Scotland. This document has been proposed as a `treaty code for Europe`, but tensions between English and German lawyers have led to the failure of this proposal so far.  In England, some contracts (insurance and partnerships) require the utmost good faith, while others may require good faith (employment contracts and agency). Most English treaties do not need good faith, provided the law is respected. However, there is a global concept of “legitimate trust.” A standard form contract is a prepared contract, in which most conditions are set in advance, without it being a negotiation between the parties. These contracts are usually printed with only a few spaces to add names, signatures, dates, etc. If an auto loan company changes the due date without a new contract, the old contract expires. If you are not sure of anything, you should consult a contract law specialist who understands the laws of your state. Under common law, the elements of a contract are; offer, acceptance, intention to create legal relationships, consideration and legitimacy of form and content. These kinds of people generally lack the ability to enter into contracts: if you ask someone a particular question and they lie verbally, but you sign the contract on the basis of that misrepresentation, is it a cancelled contract? The treaty is not clear on this issue. A minor between the ages of 7 and 18 can therefore enter into a contract. However, it is assumed that they do not understand the effects of the contract. This means that the minor remains protected at the expense of the other party.
The minor may terminate a contract without cause at any time before the age of 18 and for a reasonable period of time thereafter, the contract being “not valid”. Online entry into contracts has become commonplace. Many jurisdictions have adopted electronic signature laws that have characterized the electronic contract and signature as legal validity, such as a paper contract.