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Why do estate planning attorneys have high malpractice rates?

It may have been good news to you to learn that your family member in Florida hired an attorney to draft estate planning documents. However, even if your loved one is satisfied that things were carried out properly, there could be mistakes that do not show up until later, when the will is read.

Careless documentation could lead to malpractice

A Florida attorney has responsibilities that he or she should take seriously. However, if you have hired someone who is careless, that behavior could land you in a world of hurt, whether it was the failure to do something or doing something that should not have been done. The legal team at St. Denis & Davey, P.A., often counsels clients who have suffered financially from an attorney's negligence.

Defining legal malpractice

Legal counsel is often an expensive service. You hired a professional attorney who is licensed by the state bar, and you expected results from your investment. As with other services, sometimes the results don’t meet your expectations. Can you sue for legal malpractice?

Legal malpractice statutes of limitations

If you or someone you know have worked with an attorney on a sensitive matter and then later you believe that your legal counsel may have not provided you appropriate advice or service, you may need or want to consider investigating a malpractice claim. This can be a challenging situation indeed and one of the first things you will want to understand is whether or not you are actually able to do this. The timing involved in your situation will play a big part in determining this.

Legal malpractice claim may arise many years later

Legal malpractice in Florida is a unique type of claim that can become viable many years, even decades, after a prior separate legal matter began. A lawyer who causes a court to dismiss a case due to inaction or lack of prosecution may find himself on the defending side of accusations of malpractice.

Can a legal conflict of interest be overcome?

Conflict of interest is a term that many in Jacksonville may like to throw around, particularly when dealing with legal professionals. The generally accepted opinion on this matter is that anytime your attorney has dealings with both sides of your dispute, or has any special connections or ties to another lawyer or anyone else involved in your case, a conflict of interest exists. While there may an element of truth to that, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is automatically precluded from providing you representation in your case. He or she simply need to follow the correct steps to resolve the conflict.

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