Chicago Lack of Mental Capacity Probate Attorneys

The loss of a loved one is difficult enough for any family in Chicago, but disputes that arise over the validity of a will or trust can make the grieving process all the worse. Typically, these disputes arise out of differing interpretations of the decedent’s intentions, but, in some cases, the very mental capacity of the Chicago decedent may be put into question. The mental capacity of an individual, or lack thereof, at the time they dictate the terms of a will or trust is critical to the validity of these legal documents.

The Chicago lack of mental capacity probate attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, are prepared to represent any party involved in a dispute concerning the terms of their loved one’s will or trust in the Chicago probate courts.

Lack of Mental Capacity When Signing a Will or Trust

In order for a will or trust to be legally enforceable in Chicago, the testator—the individual signing the will or trust—must demonstrate the capacity to understand the following:

  • The nature of the documents that he or she is about to sign
  • The value and extent of his or her property
  • The relationship between him- or herself and the named beneficiaries

Intended to prevent anyone from taking advantage of individuals with a diminished mental capacity, any Chicago testator must possess the mental capacity to understand the consequences of their will or trust.

Consult With a Chicago Lack of Mental Capacity Probate Attorney

At the Peck Ritchey, LLC, our Chicago lack of mental capacity probate attorneys are committed to honoring the best interests of Chicago decedents and the terms of their wills and trusts. To discuss the particulars of your dispute with one of our Chicago probate attorneys, please call our Chicago offices at Peck Ritchey, LLC today.