The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has published a new proposal for a rule for Registers of Wills for the disclosure of the digital assets of a decedent to the personal representative of the decedent’s estate in accordance with 20 … Continue reading
At the recommendation of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the PBA Board of Governors has voted to oppose the adoption of Pa.O.C. Rule 10.7 that had been proposed by the Supreme Court … Continue reading
The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has published a proposal for a new rule for Registers of Wills that would provide a cross-reference to 20 Pa.C.S. § 3908, which allows disclosure of digital assets through the filing of an affidavit … Continue reading
S.B. 320 was signed into law by Governor Wolf on July 23, 2020, becoming Act 72 of 2020. S.B. 320 enacts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act as Chapter 39 of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, … Continue reading
Senate Bill 320, which enacts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“RUFADAA”) as Chapter 39 of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code, 20 Pa.C.S. Ch. 39, was signed into law by Governor Wolf on July 23, 2020,...
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has held that the federal Stored Communications Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 et. seq.) does not prohibit Internet service providers from providing access to the digital assets of a decedent to the personal representatives … Continue reading
The Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws of the Joint State Government Commission has released a new report recommending changes to the Probate, Estates and Fiduciary Code (Title 20 Pa.C.S.) and Title 20 Pa.C.S. (Corporations and Unincorporated Associations). Proposed changes … Continue reading
At its recently completed 2014 annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law approved the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. When enacted by the various states, the act will provide personal representatives of estates, agents … Continue reading