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Malpractice claims regarding wills double in a decade

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 8:48 AM | By Nora Rock

While wills and estates may never rival litigation or real estate as a risky practice area for lawyers, LawPRO has seen the average annual number of wills claims double over the past 10 years. Growth in property values renders these errors more expensive and growing complexity in family structures, family law and tax law makes them increasingly likely. As the baby boomers prepare to transfer assets to the next generation, we expect to see growing scrutiny of the wills, powers of attorney, trusts and other legal...