Evidence to Defend Against a Claim
In an effort to protect the interests of trustees and settlors, individuals accused of mental incompetence are given an opportunity to defend themselves. Donald Sterling will have the ability to present the evidence that supports his claim that he is fully capable of managing his own affairs as well as the affairs of the trust. Attorney Scott Grossman recently spoke on this topic in an interview with a radio station. He noted that Sterling and others accused of mental incompetence should have an opportunity to present the following in their defense:
- Testimony from physicians of his choosing as to his mental competence.
- Testimony from his employees as to his behavior in the workplace.
- Testimony from people that he engages in business dealings with, such as buyers or sellers of real estate or corporate assets.
- Evidence that he is able to manage his own finances effectively.
Whether you are accused of mental incompetence or suspect a trustee or settlor of the same, it is important to seek legal guidance. We encourage you to learn more by listening to Attorney Grossman’s full broadcast. Find a link on our Facebook page!
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