​This field of psychology is concerned with the assessment of cognitive capacity specifically with regard to a person’s legal capacity.

There is a wide range of situations where it may be important to have obtained an expert assessment of a person’s cognitive / legal capacity.

These links connects to a discussion of each of these fields

  • Legal capacity - testamentary capacity
  • Legal capacity - appointment of enduring guardian
  • Legal capacity – enter a plea
  • Legal capacity – power of attorney
  • Legal capacity - guardianship
  • Legal capacity – funds management
  • Legal capacity – litigation instructions

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

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​Experts in the area of assessing a person’ legal capacity are often required to provide expert advice.

Some examples of the types of situations where expert opinion may be required include:

  • Revisions to a will late in life
Sample Reports

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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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A sample of our experts in Psychology - cognitive capacity / legal capacity

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

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