Re: Signing Under Duress
exactly. He affirmed the contract by action. If he did not want to abide by the contract, then he needed to leave the frat and not run up anymore debt with the frat.
the payments also confirm your belief the contract was valid.
and this statement killed any chance of attempting to invalidate the contract:
fine, you have achieved 1/2 of that expressed intention. All they are asking is you to complete the rest of it.
I fully intended to stay in the fraternity. I intended to pay dues.
no they didn't. They said if you want to be in the frat, you have to sign the contract. Since you signed the contract and you benefited from the frat, you now owe what you agreed to pay. Of course, if you have a contract saying you would not have to pay or were allowed reduced dues, by all means, bring that but until then, this contract stands.
By stating it was a formality, they were implying that they, of course, would never ruin our lives for inability to pay the debt.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.