Role of drafting lawyer in will challenge

By Bradley Phillips (June 14, 2023, 2:12 PM EDT) -- In their Malpractice Claims Fact Sheet, LAWPRO has stated that “... malpractice claims in wills and estates practice have increased steadily over the last decade, nearly doubling in frequency.” The heightened increase in claims arises from the significant onus placed on drafting lawyers who prepare wills, which can easily embroil them in litigation — either as a witness, or worse for them, a party. While a lawyer can never totally eliminate these risks, some fundamental practice habits can assist in reducing these types of scenarios....
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