Five years ago my father unexpectedly passed away. He had a retirements accounts and life insurance policies and a will. The policies listed me as the beneficiary but he was remarried to an evil woman. This woman refused to sign over her rights to these policies and when he passed away she sued me for his retirement and insurance proceeds.
My father was abused by this woman and had repeatedly, unsuccessfully tried to divorce her. His attorney wrote him a will shortly after his marriage was on the rocks leaving everything to me.
Fast forward five years, the estate has finally settled. I spent almost $100,000 in legal fees to only receive a small fraction my fatherís estate. I was unable to financially continue and I was scared what a judge may determine in court since the divorce was never finalizedódespite her documented attempted affairs, abuse, and death threats towards my dad and his continued attempts to divorce her.
My question is do I have a malpractice case against the attorney who wrote his will for not properly setting up a trust/will/protection means?