When growing up, there are two things my mother always told me: “Keep your promises” and “treat others the way you want to be treated”. I do my best to live by these sayings every day, and so do many of my clients. On a broader scale, these sayings provide us with moral values that build trust and generate cooperation within our communities. However, trouble arises when adjusting from a moral lens to a legal lens; keeping promises can lead to problematic situations. The problem is many people view a contract as a personal promise: it’s not.