Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts

In MA is a quit claim deed valid if signed while in end-of-life-care and on morphine? It was notarized.

Asked on 7/08/13, 1:27 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

A deed is valid as long as the signatory was competent to sign it and understood what they were signing.

However, if the deed is made to the detriment of other beneficiaries or the creditors of the estate of the person in end of life care, it can and probably will be challenged.

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Answered on 7/08/13, 8:23 am

Christopher Vaughn-Martel Charles River Law Partners, LLC.

I agree with attorney Roth that a deed will be valid so long as the person was competent. The facts you present may lead to a finding of incompetence, but it is impossible to say without knowing all of the relevant facts.

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Answered on 7/09/13, 6:17 am

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