2019 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2019 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2019 legislative session.  Civil Anatomical gifts and … [Read more...]

Accounting by attorney in fact

S.E.A. 223, P.L. 151 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that an attorney in fact is required to render and deliver a written accounting if requested by a person who jointly owns an account with the principal. Provides that an attorney in fact may not render and … [Read more...]

Various trust matters

S.E.A. 265, P.L. 221 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "designated representative", "judicial proceeding", and "nonjudicial matter" for purposes of the trust code. Authorizes the establishment of legacy trusts. Prescribes the procedures for establishing a legacy … [Read more...]

Supported decision making

S.E.A. 380, P.L. 68 Effective: July 1, 2019 Requires that a person who files a petition for the appointment of a guardian for an incapacitated person or minor must inform the court what less restrictive alternatives were considered or implemented and, if less … [Read more...]

Probate matters

S.E.A. 518, P.L. 231 Effective: July 1, 2019; §3 effective May 5, 2019. Repeals the probate study subcommittee. Creates the probate code study commission. [§3] Allows a person to contest two or more wills if there is prima facie evidence that: (1) the decedent … [Read more...]

Accounting by attorney in fact

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 223 on accounting by attorney in fact, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill provides that an attorney in fact is required to render and deliver a written accounting if requested by a person who jointly owns an account with the … [Read more...]

Various trust matters

For amend and vote only, the House Judiciary Committee heard SB 265 on various trust matters, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill does the following: Defines "designated representative", "judicial proceeding", and "nonjudicial matter" for purposes of the trust … [Read more...]

Probate matters

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 518 on probate matters, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The bill does the following: Allows a person to contest two or more wills if there is prima facie evidence that: (1) the decedent suffered from an irreversible medical or … [Read more...]