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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...

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. ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act

For adoption by non-community property states, the Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act (UDCPRDA) addresses the division of property of married couples who acquire community property before moving to reside in a non-community property state. At the death of the first...

Custodial Trust Act

The Uniform Custodial Trust Act (UCTA) enables a person to establish a commonly desired form of living trust by simply registering assets in the name of one individual as "custodial trustee for (beneficiary's name)." It functions similarly to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, but allows for...

Determination of Death Act

The Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) provides a comprehensive legal basis for determining death in all situations. This is a technical act that merely defines death clinically, and does not deal with suicide, assisted suicide, or the right to die.