My father has dementia; is it too late for him to sign legal documents?Posted on November 14, 2022 by shieldsandboris
My father has dementia; is it too late for him to sign legal documents?
Trying to get your parent's legal affairs in order after a medical diagnosis, such as Alzheimer's or dementia, can prove challenging but not impossible.
Many people believe that once a person has been diagnosed with such an illness, they can no longer sign on their own behalf or handle their own affairs.
In some instances, a medical definition of incapacity does not match the legal definition of incapacity. Therefore, it would not exclude your loved one from signing legal documents.
Suppose you find yourself or a loved one in a position of needing legal planning, but they have already been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia. In that case, you must consult with an attorney before their capacity further diminishes.
An attorney can discuss the diagnosis and the impact of such a diagnosis in regard to legal capacity.
Our office of experienced attorneys can help you navigate this diagnosis and the legal impact of the diagnosis when it comes to estate planning and your legal needs.
We specialize in educating and helping you protect what you have for the people you love the most. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you and your family.
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