Common pitfalls in the evaluation of testamentary capacity

Thomas G Gutheil
2007 The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  
The examination for testamentary capacity poses several unique challenges to the forensic evaluator, especially when performed, as is often the case, postmortem. Forensic experience reveals that a series of common pitfalls awaits the unwary witness. This brief review identifies the more common pitfalls and suggests how to avoid them.
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