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Defending the will

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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 LAWPRO has seen an average of 60 claims per year alleging that the lawyer did not investigate key details. This specific error has… Read More »

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New practicePRO resource: Wills & estates malpractice claims fact sheet

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With such a large amount of claims prevention information availalable in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The latest in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers wills… Read More »

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LAWPRO Magazine archive: The Boomer challenge – Are lawyers ready?

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2013 is the first year 500,000 Canadians turned 60. It seems like a good time to revisit this article from five years ago, when the first edge of the Boomers were entering their seventh decade. It examines the implications for lawyers of this large and aging clientele. Click here or on the image above to… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Family Law

Resolutions to avoid wills and estates claims

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I will ask more probing questions when meeting with a client to prepare a will: Too many lawyers are not asking the questions that could uncover facts that could cause problems later, or making clear to the client what information they need to provide. Was there a prior will? Are all the beneficiaries identified correctly?… Read More »

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