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1,209 - Questioning Mental Competency

May 20th, 2016

Episode 394 of 463 episodes

You may still have a sound mind, but that’s not true of everybody. Learn how to talk about people’s mental abilities on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:28 Explanations: 3:36 Fast dialog: 17:33 Claire: What are you doing with all those law books? I thought you retired 20 years ago. Ray: I’m preparing for my mental competency hearing. Claire: Mental competency hearing? But your mind is as sharp as it has ever been. Ray: That’s not what my children think. They are going to court to prove my diminished capacity. They are going to argue that I need a conservator for my estate. Claire: Nobody who knows you would question your sound mind. There must be another reason for this hearing. Ray: You’re right. My children want to get their hands on my money, and if they can prove mental incapacitation and impaired judgment, they will get power of attorney. Claire: And if they get power of attorney… Ray: They would get control of my company and my entire estate. Claire: So what are you going to do? Ray: I am going to fight fire with fire. I’m suing them. Claire: What for? Ray: Fraud and I can make it stick. They’re both lacking in common sense. Everybody knows you should never sue an attorney, especially a successful one! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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