Based on remarks by Professor Wellman, Chief Reporter, Uniform Probabte Code, at a meeting sponsored by students of the School of Law, University of California, Davis, January, 1971.
The probate field must be unique. At least, I cannot identify any area of law where the rules impact on the affairs of so many in such an unfortunate way. People want and should have assurance from the system that property they have not consumed by the time of their death will go to the natural objects of their bounty without question or inconvenience. Peace of mind about financial matters at death is an important part of life. The affluence of our life insurance industry tells us as much.
Richard V. Wellman,
The Uniform Probate Code - Some Problems and Prospects,
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