Mental Capacity

San Jose Probate Law Attorney

Property Distribution Lawyer Serving Palo Alto and Other Areas

If your loved one suffered from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, questions are likely swirling over whether he or she had the mental capacity to establish a will. In general, a will is invalid if the testator was not competent enough to understand the extent of his or her assets or relationship to beneficiaries.

Established in 1993, The Wessels Law Firm represents beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries in trust and will contests. Our law firm also advocates for individuals wrongfully accused of exploiting senior citizens for their own financial benefit. We offer a comprehensive approach to help secure the best interests of vulnerable individuals.

Contact our law firm today to address your concerns with an experienced probate litigation lawyer. We offer free initial consultations at our law office in San Jose, California.

Determining Lack of Mental Capacity

Since 1993, probate lawyer Kai H. Wessels has handled cases involving will contests involving lack of capacity allegations. Often, the legitimacy of a will comes into question if the will's creator suffered from dementia, Alzheimer's or another medical condition at the time the will was written.

Determining if seniors have the mental capacity to create a will or trust can be particularly challenging. Dementia and Alzheimer's causes individuals to lack mental capacity one day, while responding with clear focus on another day.

Seeking Justice Against Financial Elder Abuse

Senior citizens often entrust relatives, neighbors and caregivers to help manage their daily needs and financial affairs. Relationships built on trust can quickly take a new turn when individuals exploit the financial affairs of vulnerable senior citizens.

For more than two decades, we have helped families and seniors recover from financial elder abuse. Our probate law firm has handled multimillion dollar cases in which unscrupulous individuals wrongfully acquired individuals' assets. We are committed to preserving justice through recovering the stolen assets.

Contact Us Today

If you have reason to believe your loved one lacked the mental capacity to allocate property distribution in the will, seek legal help immediately. Our probate law firm provides the sound advice and strategy needed to effectively handle will contests. Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.