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Probate Code (2019)

The promulgation of the Uniform Parentage Act (2017) has necessitated amendments to the Uniform Probate Code’s intestacy and class-gift provisions. The 2019 Amendments to the Uniform Probate Code provide a more consistent formula for determining intestate shares within blended families, remove...


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Electronic Wills Act

The Uniform Electronic Wills Act permits testators to execute an electronic will and allows probate courts to give electronic wills legal effect. Most documents that were traditionally printed on paper can now be created, transferred, signed, and recorded in electronic form. Since 2000 the...


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Fiduciary Income and Principal Act

The Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (UFIPA) is a revision of the former Uniform Principal and Income Act with a new name to differentiate the act from its three predecessor versions. While older trusts often had clear delineation between income and principal interests, modern trust...


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Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act

The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA) is a comprehensive guardianship statute for the twenty-first century. It was drafted with extensive input from experienced guardianship judges and organizations that advocate for guardianship reform. ...


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Directed Trust Act

The Uniform Directed Trust Act (UDTA) addresses the rise of directed trusts. In a directed trust, a person other than a trustee has a power over some aspect of the trust’s administration. Such a person may be called a “trust protector,” “trust advisor,” or in the terminology of the UDTA, a ...


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Anatomical Gift Act

The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) is an update of a 1987 uniform act addressing changes in federal law and regulation and related developments in the field of organ donation, thereby facilitating the availability of organs for transplantation. For more information about UAGA please contact...


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Multiple-Person Accounts Act

The Uniform Multiple-Person Accounts Act (UMPAA) is one of a series of acts governing non-probate transfers and compiled into Article 6 of the Uniform Probate Code. These acts can be adopted separately or as part of a UPC statute. UMPAA governs savings and checking accounts and encourages...


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Marital Property Act

The Model Marital Property Act (MMPA) creates a class of property acquired during a marriage in which husband and wife have an equal interest. The MMPA allows common-law states to adopt a method of classifying property similar to the sytem used in community-property states. For more...


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Prudent Investor Act

The Uniform Prudent Investor Act (UPIA) provides rules to govern the actions of trustees with respect to investment of trust property. Trustees are required to take into account such factors as risk and return, needs of the beneficiaries, the effect of inflation or deflation, general economic...


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Simultaneous Death Act

The Uniform Simultaneous Death Act (USDA) creates a default rule that one person must survive another by 120 hours to avoid disputes caused by simultaneous or quickly successive deaths of persons between whom property passes at death. The provisions of this act are also incorporated into the...