How does dementia affect probate litigation in Florida? Why is it so important for people to have a proper West Palm Beach estate plan in place? How can an estate plan help me when I am still living? What do probate and guardianship lawyers need to know about dementia? How can dementia affect wills and trusts? How can a proper estate plan help people with dementia? Probate litigators in Palm Beach frequently handle will contests and trust disputes involving dementia or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, estate lawyers encounter situations where family members, caretakers, and/or friends have taken advantage of a loved one with dementia. For example, a daughter may encourage her mother, who has dementia, to change her estate plan so that her mom’s entire Florida estate is left to her. Sometimes, people with dementia are unduly influenced to write wills and trusts.