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Defending the will

Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Nora Rock

We all know it’s impossible to write an effective will for a client without investigating the details of the client’s circumstances and estate.

While this conclusion may seem trite, in recent years we have seen an average of 60 claims per year alleging that a lawyer did not investigate key details. This specific error has roughly doubled in the last decade. These claims generally arise after a bequest fails because an asset or a beneficiary has been misdescribed, or when a would-be beneficiary asserts a right...