Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will

12 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2018 Last revised: 27 Feb 2019

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Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Katherine Peters

Texas Tech University, School of Law, Students

Date Written: February 23, 2019

Abstract

The electronic will is here…almost. The last two years have seen rapid development in the area of electronic wills. As of September 2018, several states either have enacted electronic will statutes or are in the process of considering such legislation. This article provides the history of e-wills and reviews e-will statutes, both enacted and proposed, along with the Summer 2018 draft of the Electronic Wills Act.

Keywords: E-Wills, Electronic Wills, Wills, Estate Planning, Electronic Wills Act

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Beyer, Gerry W. and Peters, Katherine, Sign on the [Electronic] Dotted Line: The Rise of the Electronic Will (February 23, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3278363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3278363

Gerry W. Beyer (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.ProfessorBeyer.com

Katherine Peters

Texas Tech University, School of Law, Students ( email )

1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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