Richard F. Storrow: Cross-Border Attestation and Interjurisdictional Wills (January 21, 2021)

Richard F. Storrow of City University of New York School of Law, has made available for download his article, “Cross-Border Attestation and Interjurisdictional Wills,” published in ACTEC Law Journal, Vol. 47, p. 121, 2021. The abstract is as follows:

After nearly two years of difficult effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak, remoteness is firmly embedded in the American psyche. Throughout the country, emergency orders permitting will execution and attestation to be conducted by simultaneous audio-visual transmission have allowed estate planning to proceed. There are currently bills in some state legislatures to make permanent the temporary emergency measures adopted during the pandemic. Remote execution and attestation may be here to stay, even in a world where electronic wills remain rare. This article addresses what is likely to become a more familiar manner of will execution in a post-pandemic world and will test the admissibility of interjurisdictional wills to probate against existing rules of probate jurisdiction, choice-of-law norms, case law, and the new directions in will execution forged during the coronavirus pandemic. 


To see the full article, click: “Cross-Border Attestation and Interjurisdictional Wills” by Richard F. Storrow

Posted by Mallory Wentz, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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