Uniform Probate Code

The Uniform Probate Code has been adopted, at least in part, by 18 states.

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Uniform Probate Code

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
A Typical State (Montana Code Annotated §§ 72-1-101 to 72-6-311)
  • Article I - General Provisions, Definitions and Probate Jurisdiction of Court
  • Article II - Intestate Succession and Wills
  • Article III - Probate of Wills and Administration
  • Article IV - Foreign Personal Representatves; Ancillary Administration
  • Article V - Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property
  • Article VI - Non-Probate Transfers
  • Article VIII - Effective Date and Repealer

The following states have adopted the Uniform Probate Code in its entirety (in some cases with significant modifications)

State Codes

  • Alaska - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- Title 13, Chapter 6, Section 5 to Title 13, Chapter 36, Section 100
  • Arizona - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 14-1101 to 14-7308
  • Colorado - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 15-10-101 to 15-17-102
  • Florida - Adopted 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 655.82, 711.50 - 711.512, 731.005 - 731.302, 735.101 - 735.302, 737.101 - 737.512
  • Hawaii - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and Part 3 of 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 539-1 to 539-12, 560:1-101 to 560:8-101
  • Idaho - Adopted Part 3 of 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 15-1-101 to15-7-307
  • Maine - Adopted Part 3 of 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 1-101 to 8-401
  • Michigan - Adopted Part 3 of 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 700.1101 to 700.8102, §§ 701.1 to 713.6
  • Minnesota - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II-- §§ 524.1-101 to 524.8-103
  • Montana - Adopted 1990 revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 72-1-101 to 72-6-311
  • Nebraska - Adopted 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 30-2201 - 30-2902
  • New Mexico - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 45-1-101 to 45-7-522
  • North Dakota (PDF) - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 30.1-01-01 to 30.1-35-01
  • South Carolina - Adopted Part 3 of 1989 revision of Article VI-- §§ 35-6-10 to 35-6-100, 62-1-100 to 62-7-604
  • South Dakota - Adopted 1990 Revision of Article II and Part 3 of 1989 Revision of Article VI-- §§ 29A-1-101 to 29A-8-101
  • Utah - Original 1969 version still in effect-- §§ 75-1-101 to 75-8-101

In addition, numerous states have adopted the Uniform Probate Code in an incomplete form.