For example, if there is a contract where Dan gives a TV to Alex and another contract where Alex gives a TV to Becky, then it is possible to change both contracts and replace them with a single contract in which Dan agrees to give a TV to Becky. Unlike assignment, novation requires the consent of all parties. The new contract still needs to be considered, but it is usually assumed to be the performance of the previous contract. You should use novation if your goal is to transfer the responsibilities of a contract in addition to the services. While some people try to claim novation in the face of responsibility, it is very difficult to establish this transfer. When a novation takes place, the original contract is terminated and a new contract takes its place.