Can mentally incompetent people sign legal documents?

Asked over 4 years ago - Wesley Chapel, FL

He was giving a loan and they new he was mentaly incompetent with a income of 700.00 a month. now they want to suit him for nonpayment.

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okay now they said he needed a cosigner so he could get the loan. I signed for him ,Am I now responable for that loan or is that document void no good from the start.

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  1. Theodore W. Robinson

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . No, if he is incompetent enough to be in a mental hospital, he is incompetent to enter into or be bound by a written contract. The party who loaned him money does so at their own risk and his incompetence is a valid defense.

    Good luck.

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