In the U.S., laws allow great latitude in how wealth is accumulated and how that wealth is distributed at the owner’s death. The modern law of wills allows for the orderly creation of legal documents (e.g., wills and trusts) to effect a testator’s testamentary intent. This law has been under attack in recent years, however, and advances in technology—particularly tablet computers and other electronic devices—have begun to question traditional notions of what it means to write a will.

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