History Film / LiarLiar

23rd Jun '17 3:00:09 PM SinDustries
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* PetTheDog: Audrey is understandably pissed at Fletcher for weaseling her into paying to get his car out of impound, but the moment he has his HeelRealization, she can't stay mad and consoles him with the knowledge that he's not a bad father when he's there with her and Max.
23rd Jun '17 2:22:50 PM SinDustries
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** Contracts with a minor are considered voidable, not ''void ab initio''. A minor who enters into a contract can choose to void it, but if she turns 18, she only has a limited window in which to declare the intention to void the contract. This window is usually six months -- for marriage in California, it is two years. Past this window, the contract is considered ratified and must be executed. Given Samantha Cole's age at the time of the divorce hearing, both her marriage AND the prenup should have been considered ratified. However, even if the marriage were valid but the prenup not, her husband clearly states that he "didn't know she was a minor!" At this point he could probably get an annulment on the grounds of fraud, reverting Samantha to status quo ante matrimonium - i.e., legally in possession of none of his wealth.

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** Contracts with a minor are considered voidable, not ''void ab initio''. A minor who enters into a contract can choose to void it, but if she turns 18, she only has a limited window in which to declare the intention to void the contract. This window is usually six months -- for marriage in California, it is two years. Past this window, the contract is considered ratified and must be executed. Given Samantha Cole's age at the time of the divorce hearing, both her marriage AND the prenup should have been considered ratified. However, even if the marriage were valid but the prenup not, her husband clearly states that he "didn't know she was a minor!" At this point he could probably get an annulment on the grounds of fraud, reverting Samantha to status ''status quo ante matrimonium matrimonium'' - i.e., legally in possession of none of his wealth.
23rd Jun '17 2:17:38 PM SinDustries
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** Contracts with a minor are considered voidable, not void ab initio. A minor who enters into a contract can choose to void it, but if she turns 18, she only has a limited window in which to declare the intention to void the contract. This window is usually six months -- for marriage in California, it is two years. Past this window, the contract is considered ratified and must be executed. Given Samantha Cole's age at the time of the divorce hearing, both her marriage AND the prenup should have been considered ratified. However, even if the marriage were valid but the prenup not, her husband clearly states that he "didn't know she was a minor!" At this point he could probably get an annulment on the grounds of fraud, reverting Samantha to status quo ante matrimonium - i.e., legally in possession of none of his wealth.

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** Contracts with a minor are considered voidable, not void ''void ab initio.initio''. A minor who enters into a contract can choose to void it, but if she turns 18, she only has a limited window in which to declare the intention to void the contract. This window is usually six months -- for marriage in California, it is two years. Past this window, the contract is considered ratified and must be executed. Given Samantha Cole's age at the time of the divorce hearing, both her marriage AND the prenup should have been considered ratified. However, even if the marriage were valid but the prenup not, her husband clearly states that he "didn't know she was a minor!" At this point he could probably get an annulment on the grounds of fraud, reverting Samantha to status quo ante matrimonium - i.e., legally in possession of none of his wealth.
4th Jun '17 12:25:08 AM TitoMosquito
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* OneScenWonder: The woman in the elevator.

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* OneScenWonder: OneSceneWonder: The woman in the elevator.
4th Jun '17 12:24:52 AM TitoMosquito
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* OneScenWonder: The woman in the elevator.
25th Apr '17 9:36:38 AM tromag
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* VillainHasAPoint: In an interesting example, Fletcher realizes that ''he's'' the villain at the end, when he wins millions for his client through LoopholeAbuse. Putting aside the fact that this wouldn't work in real life (see HollywoodLaw, above), the fact remains this was a case of a rich, older guy marrying a 17-year-old girl (apparently thinking she was 18). She ''was'' too young to make an informed decision about either marriage or a pre-nup (and the case could arguably constitute statutory rape), so it's hard to feel especially bad for the guy.
9th Apr '17 12:02:56 PM MoonHot97
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** The car pool attendant. When Fletcher rants that he won't do anything about the scratch on his car, which the attendant dismissively said was already there, because even if he sues the car pool company will ignore the court's ruling, the attendant just replies matter-of-factly "You've been here before, haven't you?" indicating that he knows this is the company's modus operandi and has no problem with it.
30th Mar '17 4:49:16 AM lilithmercy
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** However, when one of Fletcher's clients robs an ATM and asks for legal advice, Fletcher does manage to give him the perfectly valid legal advice of "Stop breaking the law, asshole!"
12th Mar '17 2:30:18 PM Fireblood
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* {{Geas}}: The main character is placed under a 24 hour geas that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out as gibberish. If he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
10th Feb '17 6:47:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: While Fletcher can't lie, he realizes that he can tell the truth in a deceptive way. The WoundedGazelleGambit he attempts below shows his sole attempt at this.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Averted with the main story, which is clearly ''some'' sort of magic, but in the epilogue [[spoiler:Audrey and Fletcher kiss at Max's next birthday, implying that they're going to get back together. After what happened the last time he had a birthday, they're GenreSavvy enough to immediately ask if he wished for them to get back together. He ''says'' he wished for rollerblades, but he's not under any magical compulsion to tell the truth so this may or may not be BlatantLies]].

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Averted with the main story, which is clearly ''some'' sort of magic, but in the epilogue [[spoiler:Audrey and Fletcher kiss at Max's next birthday, implying that they're going to get back together. After what happened the last time he had a birthday, they're GenreSavvy savvy enough to immediately ask if he wished for them to get back together. He ''says'' he wished for rollerblades, but he's not under any magical compulsion to tell the truth so this may or may not be BlatantLies]].
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