Typos are frustrating. You can check a document over and over again, not see a typo, and send it out to someone else. When you check the document again later, you find a typo that you did not see previously. It happens all the time. Think about some of the published books that you have read. Many of them have typos. Professional editors reviewed the book many times to make sure that everything was just right and still they missed a typo that you found. It happens.
If it can happen with a book that has been combed over by professional editors, it can happen with your estate plan. Your attorney is going to go over all of the documents that make up your estate plan with a fine tooth comb several times to make sure that there are not any typos. Your attorney might still miss one. Most of the time, a typo in an estate plan is of no consequence, but there are exceptions. Recently, a Florida Appellate Court decided a case over a dropped “e” in a Trust.
Even though your attorney has already proofread your estate plan, you should read the documents to check for any typos. Do not just glance at them before signing them.
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