Technology’s Impact on the Changing Future of the Trusts and Estate Practice
29 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2020
Date Written: January 12, 2020
Less than a few decades ago, technology had a minor impact on the legal profession. Today, a wide range of technology may be central to a lawyer’s practice, changing the way we plan for the future. While the integration of technology in the legal world has had its many benefits, keeping up with the wide array of rapidly changing technology now available is a dubious task for many practicing lawyers.
To stay ahead of the curve in your estate planning practice and lessen potential frustration and expense, it is important to understand and leverage the latest estate planning technology. This article will serve to inform estates and trusts lawyers of the available technology tools along with their benefits and disadvantages, with a special discussion of cryptocurrency and electronic wills.
Keywords: electronic wills, cryptocurrency, technology, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate
JEL Classification: K11
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