Jacob C. Wilson

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This Comment assesses the changes in Georgia’s laws regarding the formalities of wills and analyzes how acceptance of an electronic will in Georgia would be an acceptable response to the changing times. Part I analyzes how Georgia’s wills statutes have changed and discusses how the wills law came into fruition today. Part II analyzes the Electronic Wills Act, states that have passed statutes considering the Act, and a review of Georgia’s legislative approach to the Act. Part III reviews an in-depth analysis of (a state) that has passed the Electronic Wills Act that operates in a strict compliance jurisdiction. Part IV analyzes two different areas of the law where Georgia was one of the last states to react and how this delayed reaction represents a fruitless opposition to the inevitable. Thus, this Comment will emphasis the necessity for Georgia to legalize electronic wills