What determines a mentally challenged person?
IQ tests determine the IQ of a person. Under 70 is considered handicapped.
Yes, a person who is not mentally challenged can divorce a person who is mentally challenged would have to be proven they are mentally challenged), but they would have to let the courts decide in the provisions of the divorce what you would pay to help sustain the lifestyle of the mentally challenged person.
I got this answer from a good website: The answer is an IQ of 71, the lowest possible score you can get without being mentally challenged. The definition of a mentally challenged person is one who has an IQ of 70 or below. Therefore, if you have an IQ of 71, you have the lowest IQ possible without being declared mentally challenged.
A 'Power Of Attorney' is something that is granted by the individual giving it to up to you. If the person is "mentally challenged" it sounds like what you are seeking is "Guardianship" of the person. You must petition the court and present sufficient proof that this person is in need of having a guardian appointed and that you are the best person to perform the task. The judge will review all the facts and…
Greater strides have been taken to involve mentally challenged children and adults with others who are not mentally challenged. They are also more accepted into 'special' sports and given challenges and it seems to be working in leaps and bounds. It's getting better every day and much less stigmatism is attached to a mentally challenged child or adult.
If this person can prove they can subsist on their own then there is no reason they can't have their own freedom. Many mentally challenged people live on their own (perhaps some will have someone come in to check on them every so often and this can be done through the State Law or by the family themselves.) If the person is not severely handicapped mentally, then they should be pushed to be as independent…