“Thought for the Day” #683 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

March 10, 2016

Mental disabilities take many forms, and not all of them affect the ability of a person with special needs to make decisions.  In fact, although many people with either mental illness or some form of cognitive disability may require significant care, they can still carry out most day-to-day activities.  In many cases, people with disabilities have the capacity to create their own estate planning documents, and depending on the situation it may be crucial that they do so.