Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act Law and Legal Definition

Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 1960 and was adopted in 44 states. It was later revised in 1991. This act authorizes a provision in a will called pour over provision that transfers property at death to a trust. Thus it modernizes trust and estate law by permitting pour-over provisions in wills. These commonly-used provisions merely add money or other property passing at death through probate to inter vivos trusts. The 1991 version of this act is substantively the same as section 511 of the Uniform Act on Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers and the same as section 2-511 of the Uniform Probate Code.

Many states in the U.S. have adopted this act. The latest addition is Virgin Islands, in 2010.