What to do if my sister-in-law has been going through a bipolor episode and went to a car dealership and ended up buying a car?

When stacks of medical documentation was presented to the GM, he elected not to recind the deal. Also, she provided false information on her credit application. Her salesman admitted that he was told by my sister-in-law that she was bipolar and on an “impulse” buy. Are there laws to protect against thing like this?

Asked on July 2, 2012 under General Practice, Washington


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, but some one has to have her declared legally incompetant right away and then her guardian and conservator and have the contract rendered void.  Some one who is declared incompetant by the courts can not legally enter in to a binding contract.  You need to act quickly.  Good luck.

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