of unsound mind


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of unsound mind

Having impaired or dysfunctional thought, memory, and/or cognitive understanding; unable to think and/or understand for oneself. My poor grandfather has been of unsound mind ever since he suffered that stroke last year.
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A patient may apply to the court for an order that he is no longer of unsound mind and incapable of managing his own affairs.
McCardell did not have the necessary testamentary capacity to execute the wills in 1981, and that after March 22, 1981, she was of unsound mind, so as to invalidate any documents signed by her after that date.
False impersonation of the true owner of the property -- Forged deeds, releases or wills -- Undisclosed or missing heirs -- Instruments executed under invalid of expired power of attorney -- Mistakes in recording legal documents -- Misinterpretations of wills -- Deeds by persons of unsound mind -- Deeds by minors -- Deeds by persons supposedly single, but in fact married -- Liens for unpaid estate, inheritance, income or gift taxes -- Fraud To protect possibly the most important investment one will ever make -- the investment in real estate, be sure to contact Citizen's Title Services.
Both types of licence are reviewed at five-yearly intervals and certificates, formally issued by chief constables, may be revoked if holders are deemed to be a danger to public safety, of "intemperate habits" or of unsound mind.
He said he and his sister had been advised they would not be able to prove their father was of unsound mind if they contested the will because Mr Abse was writing a biography of Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe author, Daniel Defoe.
However, the fact that the patient was of unsound mind, as expressed in the Abels case, made the date of the patient's death the starting date for the one-year period.
Those of unsound mind can enter their own projectile or just turn up with loose change and a thirst.
Nine days later, Rodman cried fraud and filed for an annulment, saying he was of unsound mind when he recited his vows.
He added: "He was different from most people but I didn't think he was of unsound mind.
At the ensuing court case, Mr Justice McCardle believed the ex-soldier was obviously of unsound mind, but the soldier pleaded guilty to his lover's murder and said he wanted to join her in eternity.
He said he and his sister had been advised they would not be able to prove his father was of unsound mind if they contested the will because Mr Abse was writing a biography of Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe.
Judges in Crete ruled Hogan was of unsound mind when he leaped from the balcony following a row with his ex-wife Natasha.