Georgia Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Summer 1974), pp. 739-779


Joint accounts established in financial institutions have become increasingly popular as inexpensive and convenient means of nontestamentary disposition of wealth. Varied and often unsuitable legal theories which have been relied upon to validate such attempts have, however, resulted in inconsistent case results in what should otherwise be a fairly simple area. In their article, Professor Wellman and Mr. Clark explain this disparate treatment and demonstrate the desirability of Article VI, Part 1 of the Uniform Probate Code as a statutory solution for the problems presented.