Definition - What does Incompetency mean?

Incompetency refers to a mental or physical condition or incapacity that prevents a person from handling their own affairs. Before the person is declared incompetent by the court, it is necessary for that person or his attorney to be present.

Justipedia explains Incompetency

Incompetency may also be defined as the condition in which a person in incapable of entering into a contract. The process which declares someone incompetent usually involves a motion for competency hearing, a psychiatric evaluation, and a competency hearing.

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