What is the Uniform Trust Code?
The Uniform Trust Code (the UTC) provides a comprehensive model for codifying the law on trusts. The UTC was completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2000. Since then, 34 states (including Maryland and Virginia) and the District of Columbia have enacted some version of the UTC.
Who will find this website useful?
Trusts and estates lawyers, trust officers, and others who work with trusts in the DC Metropolitan area.
Is this information up to date?
Yes; we update it when legislative changes are made to any of the trust codes of DC, Maryland, or Virginia, or as the case law evolves in these jurisdictions.
How did you compile this information?
We started by inputting the Uniform Trust Code and three other codes and then did a line-by-line comparison, highlighting the differences in red. Former partners Nancy Fax and Alex Tanouye provided professional annotations in 2016, and partner Anne Coventry now updates the website annually.
Why are the annotations important?
The annotations serve to interpret certain provisions of the laws, point out changes from prior law and highlight how the statutes in DC, Maryland, and Virginia differ from one another.
Is a print version available?
No; the information contained on this website was exclusively intended to be a digital resource.