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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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Transfers to Minors Act

The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) updates and expands the usefulness of the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (1966). Under the UTMA a person may transfer property to a custodian for the benefit of a minor. By reference to the UTMA in the title of the property a custodianship is created...


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TOD Security Registration Act

The Uniform TOD Securities Registration Act (UTODSRA) provides for the non-probate transfer of specifically registered investment securities from the owner to named beneficiaries at owner's death. The act is incporated into the Uniform Probate Code as Article 6, Part 3. For further information...


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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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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...