When determining whether there is a head meeting, the operational date is the date on which an alleged agreement was reached [In re Yantz, 2004 Bankr. LEXIS 2279 (Bankr. D. Vt. 2004)]. Since many of the legal principles of meeting minds are counterintuitive, it is common for people to wonder when a misunderstanding allows a party to leave a contract. In trying to determine intent, courts generally consider two factors: the elements of a contract are in place to ensure that a contract is maintained by the persons concerned and are viable in the event of legal problems or proceedings. A meeting of minds and the mutual recognition of contractual conditions can make it difficult to break a treaty without effect. A contract could provide that a defendant must pay a plaintiff for the use of a product or service for a specified amount.
There may even be a hellish or flood clause to enforce the applicant`s right to pay. The defendant could argue that its conception of the contract has the consequence of making payments at a different time interval from that of the applicant. They could argue that payments would be spread over a longer period of time if the contract does not contain detailed language specifying the deadlines. In that case, such a defence could fail in court if it can be shown that a reasonable person reviewing the contract would indeed interpret its intent and purpose with the same consideration as that set out in its argument. This would mean that the meeting of heads alluded to the understanding of certain payment terms. an agreement. which is based on a convergence of minds which, although not enshrined in an explicit treaty, derives from the conduct of the parties in the light of the circumstances of their tacit understanding. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in 1897 that a meeting of heads was really a fiction. the mutual agreement and understanding of the parties to a contract on its content and conditions.
Designing and developing a legally binding contract can take time and requires several key elements. For a treaty to become legally binding, a meeting of minds must ultimately take place. Meeting of the Minds: the moment when both parties gave a mutual understanding and acceptance of the conditions. Mutual acceptance is usually concluded by contractual signatures of both parties. However, contractual disputes may arise later in the event of problems. In some cases, elements of a contract may be called into question. A meeting of minds means that both parties understand and agree, so capacity is usually an element that can be examined if one party proposes a misunderstanding. . . .