My mother has bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and is epileptic. You would not know at first glance. When in the middle of a manic episode due to two deaths in the family and improper medication, she decided to frantically start a business (signing a year lease) in 4 weeks. Shortly after she was actually admitted into a psych ward and taken out of work. Now that she is in recover and a little clearer, she has NO means, to pay for not only the business she decided to start, but her actaual rent. She has a 13 year old to take care of let alone herself. I have proof of her stay at the hospital and notes from her psychologist, psychiatrist, the therapist at the hospital etc. Stating she was in fact in the middle of a manic episode, and was not thinking rationally during the time period she signed the lease. She literally will have no money to give these people as well as her landlord. She gas a bank statement and credit card decline to prove it. What are the chances of her getting out of this lease? She is only 2 months in out of the year contract .
Although it may be possible to break the lease with the facts you present, it will be far more likely to be successful with the assistance of a practicing attorney representing her. Alternatively, if she can sell the business and have the buyer take over the lease, that may be an option.
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