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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...

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...

Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities

The Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities (USRAP) invalidates interests in property that are intended to belong to somebody at a future time, but for which the actual determination of ownership cannot or will not be accomplished within a specific period of time. USRAP improves upon the...

Wills Recognition Act

The Uniform Wills Recognition Act (UWRA) implements an international convention calling for all countries and states to adopt a uniform formality for executing wills. The act also allows probate courts of the enacting state to recognize any will meeting the act's requirements. For further...

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...

Probate Code

The Uniform Probate Code (UPC) updates and simplifies most aspects of state probate law. The UPC also contains related acts on guardianships and conservatorships, powers of attorney, non-probate transfers at death, estate tax apportionment, and disclaimers of property interests that can be...

Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act

The Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act (UTATA) modernizes trust and estate law by permitting "pour-over" provisions in wills. These commonly-used provisions merely add money or other property passing at death through probate to inter vivos trusts. UTATA is also incorporated into the...