As the Benson Family Feud continues both in Texas and Louisiana, the judge presiding over the New Orleans lawsuit challenging a significant change in Tom Benson’s will has decided that Mr. Benson should undergo a thorough physical and mental examination. Under the auspices of three physicians.
Via ESPN.com, the ruling came Tuesday, one day after a judge in San Antonio determined that Benson needs assistance in the management of some of his assets.
It makes sense for Benson to be evaluated. The core question is whether he possesses the sufficient “sound mind” to make changes to his will.
Changes to wills are common, and can be made whenever the person making the will wants. As long was the person has the appropriate mental capacity to do so.
In this case, the family members who were frozen out of the opportunity to inherit the Saints and NBA’s Pelicans believe Benson lacked the mental ability to tell them they’ll get nothing and like it. A trio of doctors will determine whether that’s the case.