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

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Gerry W. Beyer

Texas Tech University School of Law

Katherine Peters

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 4, 2018

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 (November 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

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Katherine Peters

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