Albert Einstein may have been a genius but he had his quirks. He was once quoted as saying that “it has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
Considering all the new developments we have at our disposal (such as those adorable food delivery robots and Amazon’s Alexa), this stands to be true. Technology has been integrated into every facet of our lives. Slowly but surely, it has made its way into estate planning.
Developments that facilitate automation of processes for estate planning lawyers, trustees, grantors, probate courts, etc. are paramount for paving a way for more efficient systems. One of the latest leaps estate planning has made in terms of technology is electronic wills or e-wills.