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New Uniform Law Permits Electronic Signatures on Estate Planning Documents

States may enact companion legislation.

Last year, in our article “Delaware Law Authorizes Electronic Execution of Trust Documents,”1 we discussed a then-recently enacted Delaware statute, 12 Del. C. Section 3550 Electronic Execution of Documents (the Delaware Statute), which explicitly authorizes the electronic execution of trust agreements and other trust-related documents, such as decanting declarations, merger instruments and nonjudicial settlement agreements.

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