JUNEAU, Alaska— In estate planning, people take stock of their possessions: houses, money, heirlooms. Bills pending in more than a dozen states, including Alaska, are aimed at modernizing that area of law, using legislation proposed by the national Uniform Law Commission. The bill, introduced in the Alaska House and Senate, recognizes the ability of someone to...
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