The 1985 session of the General Assembly passed a number of bills dealing with wills, trusts, and estates, many of which resulted from the continuing law reform efforts of the Virginia Bar Association's Committee on Wills, Trusts and Estates. In addition to this legislation, the Virginia Supreme Court decided six cases during the past year that involved issues of interest to both the general practitioner and the specialist in wills and trusts. This article reviews all of these legislative and judicial developments. In order to facilitate the discussion of numerous code sections, they will be ref erred to in the text by their section numbers only, which will be understood as always referring to the latest printing of the old sections and to the 1985 supplement for the new sections. All references to the Uniform Probate Code are to the 1982 publication.

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