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Asked on: 8/09/13, 3:06 pm

Is there any where on the internet to find rulings/judgements about cases? I am specifically looking for NJ case law regarding changing a will after a diagnosis of dementia.

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Answered on: 8/09/13, 5:01 pm by Miriam Jacobson

You won't find such a case. A person with dementia doesn't have the "sound mind" required to change his or her will. And no one else can change a will for another.

If you have such a situation, consult an estates lawyer.

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Answered on: 8/12/13, 7:19 am by Robert Davies

a person who has dementia can not change their will.

it sounds like you have a legal issue, and you need a lawyer.

call me, and I will assist.

Robert Davies, Esq.

201 820 3460


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