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Is there case law a divorce lawyer regarding failure to file

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Is there case law for suing a divorce lawyer for malpractice regarding failure to file my deemed election?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Malpractices cases are rarely published, because they typically are settled. Furthermore, only cases that make it to the appellate process and raise an interesting issue of law get published.

However, here is a case that specifically states that it is malpractice for the former spouse's attorney.

People v. Fisher, 203 P.3d 1192 (Colo. O.P.D.J. 2007) (sanctioning attorney for failure to register SBP coverage with DFAS for former spouse client).

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