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Review of Reviews: “Wills Formalities in a Post-Pandemic World: A Research Agenda,” University of Chicago Legal Forum (forthcoming)

Bridget J. Crawford, professor of law, Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y., Kelly Purser, faculty of business and law, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and Tina Cockburn, faculty of law, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

A critical and current topic to all estate planners is what will become of the temporary measures enacted to facilitate will signing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency will execution measures made it easier to sign wills during the pandemic. One such leniency was the relaxation of the traditional physical presence requirement for witnesses. However, these special measures will soon sunset in virtually all jurisdictions. The authors suggest that more analysis should be conducted

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