‘Filling the Gap: A New Uniform Law to Address Electronic Estate Plans’

“In 1999, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and a year later Congress enacted similar legislation. These laws allow for both parties involved in a transaction to agree to conduct business electronically and permits electronic record or signatures to satisfy requirements for ‘in writing’ or ‘signed’. Both the UETA and E-Sign Act have exemptions for transactions governed by the law of wills …” (more)

[Gerry W Beyer, Wills, Trusts and Estates Prof Blog, 11 May]

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