Contracts Drafted by Kids and for Kids
Our collection of contracts prepared by and negotiated with the next generation of lawyers.
Contracts Drafted by Kids
These contracts demonstrate some kids have untapped contracting talent. They have great lawyering days ahead.
Bedtime Extension Agreement
Joey and Johnny negotiated an impressive deal in this contract. The terms provide that they get one minute of additional time to stay up to watch a movie in exchange for every 1.5 minutes of work they do for Frank cleaning the basement. What I particularly admired about their contract drafting was how they highlighted the existence of an offer, acceptance, and consideration. The contract drafting reflects a deal strategy that is thoughtful and well-organized. Law schools should keep an eye on these two promising legal minds, as they have the kind of intelligence and common sense that will make them great lawyers some day. Way to go Johnny and Joey!
Lego Playing Agreement
This is an example of creative thinking by a young contract drafter with a lot of potential. Elena Kohn's daughter Tanya (who also goes by Nyanya) proposes that she would unload the dishwasher if Elena agreed to play legos. I was particularly impressed by how Tanya added signatures right under each obligation. This structure enhances its enforceability. Great job Tanya!
Contracts Prepared for Kids
These contracts were drafted by parents for use with their kids. You can download them in the Free Resources part of the How to Contract site.Sign me up to access the Kids and Contracts section in How to Contract's Free Resources collection.
Family Debit and Credit Card Agreement
This contract sets out the terms under which the parents agree to provide their kid with a debit or credit card. There are 12 provisions, each requiring the kid's initials, with signatures and acknowledgements by both the kids and both parents. It's a great way to have these discussions and make sure your child understands the expectations and responsibilities of having a card.Sign Up for Access to HTC's Free Resources
Family Cell Phone Agreement
This contract sets out the child's responsibilities when they receive a cell phone. There are provisions that set time limits on use, requirement to maintain grades, notifying parents if there is suspicious activity, and restrictions on use by others.Sign Up to Access HTC's Free Resources
Family Holiday Contract
This contract, contributed by Sarah Fox, explains the rules for receiving and spending holiday money. I especially like the requirement that the child ask for the money in the presence of both parents "to avoid accidental or deliberate overpayment."Sign Up to Access HTC's Free Resources
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