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Survey Article


The most recent survey period included considerably more judicial than legislative activity affecting fiduciary law, perhaps attesting to the relative stability of fiduciary law. Notwithstanding this relative stability, the issues raised in the cases ranged all the way from those of venue and jurisdiction to a case about the construction of a will probated in a now long closed estate.

While there was little substantive legislation in the area of fiduciary law, there were a few such statutes. One of these expanded upon the guardian and ward relationship, and another authorized the use of the "Financial Power of Attorney." These legislative developments will be discussed in the last section of this Article.