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Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning: Online Resources; The UPC, UTC, and OBA Resources

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The Uniform Probate Code (UPC)

The Uniform Probate Code (UPC) is a statutory model for state probate statutes. The UPC has been adopted, at least in part, by 18 states. Additionally, those states that have not adopted the UPC have still had their statutes heavily influenced by it. In fact, most law students studying Wills, Trusts, and Estates will use the UPC as the default for learning. The UPC was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). The UPC was originally drafted in 1969 in order to streamline the rules regarding Wills, Will Substitutes, Trusts, Intestacy and the probate process in general.

A general SUMMARY of the UPC by the NCCUSL

A MAP of what states have enacted the UPC.

A pdf of the UPC Final Act (amended version as of 2010)

The Uniform Trust Code (UTC)

The Uniform Trust Code (UTC), like the UPC, is a model act designed as a guide for states. As the name implies, the UTC is designed to create a uniform set of laws regarding trusts. As of 2009 twenty-four states have adopted, in whole or in part, the UTC. 


A general SUMMARY of the UTC by the NCCUSL


A MAP of what states have enacted the UPC.


A pdf of the UTC Final Act (amendmended version as of 2010)


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