Send custom JSON error response in Laravel

Comes handy when dealing with ajax requests.

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Instead of using a validator, you can send custom JSON error responses in Laravel. If you are using axios library, the catch() method will grab the response.

if ($some_check_here) {
  return response()->json([
    'errors' => [
      'contact_type' => [
         'You must give either valid email or phone number'
  ], 422);