Uniform International Wills Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform International Wills Act is a uniform act drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in 1977. This act implements an international convention calling for all countries and states to adopt a uniform formality for executing wills. Its purpose is to provide validity to wills probated in other nations. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in Article II (as part 10) of the Uniform Probate Code. Many of the states in the U.S. have adopted this code. Latest addition is Mississippi in 2010.