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A contract must contain these elements: offer and acceptance, reasonable and unconditional consideration, free consent, capacity, legitimate purpose, security, intention to create legal obligations, and the contract should not be cancelled. On the other hand, domestic and social agreements such as those concluded between children and parents are generally unenforceable on the basis of public policy. For example, in the English case Balfour v. Balfour, a husband, agreed to give his wife £30 a month when he was not at home, but the court refused to enforce the agreement when the husband stopped paying. In contrast, in Merritt vs. Merritt, the Tribunal enforced an agreement between an alienated couple because the circumstances suggested that their agreement should have legal consequences. .