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Dad wrote his attorney asking him to change his will. Four months passed, attorney sent draft, Dad replied, 6 weeks passed with no word from attorney. Dad died. Original will has to stand because revision was not done. Son lost $70,000 as result of changes not being made. Any ideas on recourse I have? What is involved in suing an attorney?

[Edited by louisa1 on 05-02-2001 at 10:41 PM]



MAY 3, 2001

It sounds as if you may have grounds for a lawsuit on the basis of negligence or incompetence, but you really need to speak to a local attorney about your situation, because a lot depends on the language in the actual wills

What explanation did the attorney have for not making the revision?

Are there any other witnesses to the revised will or persons in the family who could testify as to when the father submitted the revised document to the attorney?

When did the father die and has the estate been closed yet?


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