There are a variety of different competencies defined in the law, such as the competence to consent to a search, to confess, to plead guilty, to testify, to waive counsel, to be sentenced, or to be executed.  These competencies generally pertain to criminal proceedings.  However, the competence to plead guilty or to stipulate to a finding is also relevant in civil proceedings.  Civil competencies can also arise when someone wants to create a will.

If you have a question concerning a competence evaluation for a civil matter, then give us a call. Dr. Maddux has experience assessing a variety of psychological issues that can impair someone’s decision-making and reasoning abilities. We are a highly specialized practice fully committed to the transparent and impartial assessment of various abilities.  We invite you to start a conversation today.