The subject matter will be discussed under the three headings indicated above. The developments of the year' include court decisions and relevant new legislation enacted by the Eighty-second General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. Perhaps the most significant development of probate law in Tennessee during the period was the enactment of the Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act, referred to generally as the "pour-over" statute. Very likely this statute will have a substantial and dramatic impact upon (1) the arrangements of decedents' estates, and (2). the future role that the executor and the lawyer will have in the settlement of decedents' estates. Though this development involves a blending of separate dispositions by an inter vivos trust instrument and a will, it will be discussed under the heading of Decedents' Estates because of its importance to that area of the law.
Herman L. Trautman,
Decedents' Estates, Trusts and Future Interests -- 1961 Tennessee Survey,
14 Vanderbilt Law Review
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