March 14, 2018

Uniform Laws Update

Uniform Laws Update provides information on uniform and model state laws in development as they apply to property, trust, and estate matters. The editors of Probate & Property welcome information and suggestions from readers.

The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act (the Act) at its 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in July. The Act updates and replaces the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act (UGPPA), which was originally promulgated in 1969 as part of the Uniform Probate Code. The UGPPA was then released as a separate act and significantly revised in 1982 and 1997. About 20 states adopted some version of the UGPPA. Since the UGPPA’s last amendment, much has changed in the laws applicable to guardianships and conservatorships, and so significant changes were required to modernize, simplify, and strengthen the ULC’s law in this area.

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