2021 Indiana Code
Title 29. Probate
Article 1. Probate Code
Chapter 21. Electronic Wills
29-1-21-15. "Electronic Will Copy"; Deposit of Electronic Will

Universal Citation: IN Code § 29-1-21-15 (2021)

Sec. 15. (a) As used in this section, "electronic will copy" means a complete converted copy of an electronic will that is deposited with a circuit court clerk under IC 29-1-7-3.1.

(b) The following shall apply to the deposit of an electronic will copy with circuit court clerks:

(1) IC 29-1-7-3.1(a).

(2) IC 29-1-7-3.1(b).

(3) IC 29-1-7-3.1(d).

(4) IC 29-1-7-3.1(e).

(5) IC 29-1-7-3.1(g).

(6) IC 29-1-7-3.1(h).

(7) IC 29-1-7-3.1(i).

(8) IC 29-1-7-3.1(j).

(c) A person or depositor may deposit an electronic will copy with the circuit court clerk under IC 29-1-7-3.1 by:

(1) submitting a paper copy of the complete converted copy of the electronic will copy to the clerk; or

(2) electronically filing a readable and printable copy of the completed converted copy of the electronic will copy with the clerk if permitted by court rules.

(d) If the circuit court clerk receives a paper copy of a complete converted copy, the clerk shall promptly do the following:

(1) Place the electronic will copy in an envelope.

(2) Securely seal the envelope.

(3) Give or send a confirmation receipt verifying reception of the electronic will copy to the person or depositor.

(e) If the circuit court clerk receives an electronic copy of a complete converted copy of an electronic will, the clerk shall do the following:

(1) Print the entire complete converted copy.

(2) Place the printed copy described in subdivision (1) in an envelope.

(3) Securely seal the envelope.

(4) Give or send a confirmation receipt verifying reception of the will to the person or depositor.

(f) The circuit court clerk, after sealing a complete converted copy of an electronic will in an envelope as described in subsection (e), shall do the following:

(1) Designate the:

(A) date of deposit;

(B) name of the testator; and

(C) name and address of the depositor;

on the envelope.

(2) Index the electronic will alphabetically by the name of the testator.

An envelope and electronic will copy deposited under this section or IC 29-1-7-3.1 is confidential under IC 5-14-3.

As added by P.L.40-2018, SEC.2.

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