Can a person with dementia legally give away personal property?
1 Answer from Attorneys
A specific medical diagnosis does not always allow or preclude the effectiveness of transferrring property. A person with a very bad medical diagnosis may be able to trnasfer some property, whiel somone with no medical diagnosis may be foudn to have been unfit to make such atrnasfer. If there has been no deterination as to the mentla fitness of the person, the issue is their capacity at the time of the transfer. That is a very fact-specific determination. Go see a lawyer in your area, and discuss the specific transfer to which you are referring. That attonrey can ask you follow-up questions and examine any documents that you provide. Many lawyers offer a free or low cost initial consultation.