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Are you an attorney working with older adults?
Our experts have experience in guardianship evaluations, testamentary capacity and questions related to undue influence.
Guardianship refers to legal guardianship or conservatorship in which a person has the legal authority and duty to take care of a ward’s personal and property interests.
Testamentary capacity refers to the legal and mental capacity for a person to make or alter a will.
Undue influence in contract law and probate
Undue influence in contract law and probate refers to the influence by one party over another which deprives one party from exercising free will at the time of execution.
Meet Our Specialists
Dr. Guillermo Portillo
Guillermo Portillo, M.D. is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal cases, cases related to employment issues such as fitness for duty evaluations as well as expertise in evaluating impaired professionals. As a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Portillo is an expert in the area at the interface of psychiatry and the law. He also provides consultations for diagnostic clarification and assessment of psychopharmacologic and therapeutic interventions for appropriateness.
Dr. Portillo currently has an academic appointment as an adjunct clinical faculty member at Temple University Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science where he has lectured on forensic and emergency psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Portillo is able to provide services and consultation in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Mark A. Novitsky Jr.
Mark A. Novitsky Jr., MD is a Dual Board Certified Child and Adolescent/Adult Psychiatrist with experience in clinical and forensic practice. Dr. Novitsky uses a variety of psychotherapy techniques, as well as medication management when necessary, in the treatment of children and adolescents. He highly values an ongoing collaborative relationship with parents. His psychotherapy techniques include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and parent management training. Following his training in child psychiatry, he sought out formal Cognitive Therapy training with children and adolescents through “The Beck Initiative”, sponsored by The Aaron T. Beck Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where Dr. Aaron Beck first created CBT.