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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources on contracts in Washington state.

  • Mediation: Should I Use It?

    3226EN - Mediation is an informal way to resolve disputes without going to court. The parties attempt to negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement with the help of a neutral mediator. Mediation can be used in many types of disputes. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
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    Spanish / Español
  • Cancellation Rights

    When you sign a contract in most cases you cannot change your mind and cancel. So it is always a good idea to take your time and consider your purchases carefully before you sign. However consumers in Washington have the right to cancel in some cases under both state and federal laws. This brochure lists the main types of contracts which can be cancelled. Not all types of cancelable contracts have been included. Therefore it is wise to get legal advice if you have questions about cancelling. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
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    Spanish / Español
  • Contractor Information

    Information about hiring a contractor, reporting unregistered contractors and contractor forms. Read More

    By:
    Department L & I
  • Protect My Home

    Step-by-step information on how to hire a contractor for various projects around your home. Content Detail

    By:
    Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Video - Paying Your Car Loan

    This video warns car owners about avoiding businesses that for a fee, promise to lower their monthly car payment, or even help stop the repossession process. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • What to do If You are not Satisfied with a Construction Contractor's Work and Want to File Suit against the Contractor's Bond

    0302EN - There are number of reasons why you may want to sue a construction contractor. The contractor did not finish the job you hired him to do, for example, or did not do a good job. If the contractor is bankrupt or does not have any other assets, you can sue against the contractor's bond. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project