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Q: ls a document legally binding if I was in an altered state?

My ex boyfriend took advantage of my mental state during a panic attack and made me sign a handwritten document in order to get my dog. I pay for majority of her care. She is basically a therapy pet.

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Ali Heidari Saeid answered on Jul 28, 2020

In most states, the standard for mental capacity is whether the party understood the meaning and effect of the words comprising the contract or transaction. This is called the "cognitive" test. Some states use what's called the "affective" test: a contract can be voided if... Read more »

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