This article comprises the authors’ reasoning and proposal for amending the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) to provide for an elective share of a decedent’s estate for a family member who provided “substantial uncompensated care” to a decedent during life, in the decedent’s or the family member’s residence. The proposed amendment offers a modest, testamentary solution to a growing and substantial need among older Americans for long-term care (LTC). ...

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