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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3272.9]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )

PART 2. CONTRACTS [1549 - 1701]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 1. NATURE OF A CONTRACT [1549 - 1615]

  ( Title 1 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 2. Parties [1556 - 1559]
  ( Chapter 2 enacted 1872. )

1556.
  

All persons are capable of contracting, except minors, persons of unsound mind, and persons deprived of civil rights.

(Enacted 1872.)

1557.
  

(a) The capacity of a minor to contract is governed by Division 11 (commencing with Section 6500) of the Family Code.

(b) The capacity of a person of unsound mind to contract is governed by Part 1 (commencing with Section 38) of Division 1.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 163, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1993. Operative January 1, 1994, by Sec. 161 of Ch. 163.)

1558.
  

It is essential to the validity of a contract, not only that the parties should exist, but that it should be possible to identify them.

(Enacted 1872.)

1559.
  

A contract, made expressly for the benefit of a third person, may be enforced by him at any time before the parties thereto rescind it.

(Enacted 1872.)

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