What do we mean when we say someone has enough decision-making capacity to be “competent”? The law, psychology and finance are all waking up to issue of decision-making capacity. California estate planning attorneys are having to decide from time to time whether a client can make major decisions about finances or future plans.
The American Bar Association and the American Psychological Association have published a handbook for lawyers entitled “Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity” that is worth reading.
The lesson: get your California Will, revocable living trust, durable power of attorney for property management and advance health care directive done sooner than later.
Call an experienced estate planning attorney for help. Call Mitchell A. Port at (310) 559-5259.