Legal documents, what's the point of having lawyers draw them up when other lawyers can contest them at whim?
Hi Gabriel Heiser, in another post, you mentioned about my lawyer being proper in not taking a case, as defending his own documents would not be proper, I'd like to ask/add: Can and should we all have in our contracts with lawyers, a stipulation that they will "defend" and be witness to their own documents if a suit ever comes up?! And without added cost. Like a guarantee for work well done! Would any lawyer even agree to this?
In our discovery, questions about my dad's Will came up. That attorney, an elder attorney, referred by an agency, met with my dad TWICE on two occasions and then wrote up the Will. When the suit happened, and we just wanted him to say something to the effect that he felt in his legal opinion my dad was competent to sign the Will, he instantly clammed up and said he'd need to be paid for any time on the matter.
Well, as you can see, instantly three lawyers become involved (plaintiff, defendant, and one who wrote up paperwork. Payday for the lawyers.