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Alzheimers relative
Jun 7th, 2007 at 2:32pm
My mother-in-law has Alzheimers and in now living permanently with my wife and I. Her current condition is total short term memory deficit. Would she legally be deemed capable of gifting her now empty house to her daughter and\or son? Or, would this require a legal decision by a court?
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Re: Alzheimers relative
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2007 at 10:34am
It depends on her mental capacity. If she is willing and able she should consult a solicitor who will intially assess her capacity and will do whatever is needed if they are sure she knows what she is doing. It is difficult to comment in deatil as I don't know the extent of her alzheimers. There is also the risk of future challenge by another relative. The question that is usually asked is who is concerned about their posiition here - the person themself or those who would benefit?
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Reply #2 - Jul 10th, 2007 at 11:16am
If she still has capacity she should be thinking about granting a  continuing Powerof Attorney. Is she does not, you should be thinking about an application to the Court for an Intervention Order or a Guardianship order.
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