2021 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 21. Electronic Wills
29-1-21-12. "Destroy"; Destruction of Electronic Will
Sec. 12. (a) As used in this section, "destroy" means any act that:
(1) permanently deletes the electronic record associated with an electronic will; or
(2) renders the electronic record associated with an electronic will unreadable and nonretrievable.
(b) Any custodian or attorney holding an electronic will may destroy the electronic record associated with the electronic will and any accompanying document integrity evidence (as applicable) at any time following the:
(1) fifth anniversary of a testator's will being admitted to probate;
(2) fifth anniversary of the date that the custodian ceases to have custody of the electronic will;
(3) tenth anniversary of the testator's death;
(4) one hundredth anniversary of an electronic will's execution; or
(5) valid revocation of an electronic will.
(c) This section does not require a custodian, attorney, or other person to destroy a complete converted copy of an electronic will.
As added by P.L.40-2018, SEC.2.