Change your estate plan FAQs
In most cases, changing your Will is easy. Will changes are commonly needed after life changes such as an addition or loss to the family, asset purchases or sales, or a marriage or divorce. A Codicil to Will is one way to make minor changes to your Will. A Codicil to Will is an amendment to an existing Will. While a Codicil does not need to be notarized, you should take the care to have it witnessed. Additionally, make sure copies of the changes are attached to your original Will and distributed to the correct parties.
If you have a membership and created your Will using our services, you can log in to your account and create a Codicil to your Will, or edit the Will itself. If you create a new Will, you'll need to make sure you sign it with witnesses and redistribute it.
An Advanced Health Care Directive appoints someone to make near-end-of-life or end-of-life health care choices for you. You may change your mind about who you want to appoint or what kind of care you desire. It's easy to revoke your current Advanced Health Care Directive, often called a Living Will, and to make a new one if needed.
Changing your POA is easy. You just destroy the previous version and make a new one. Once you make the new one, print it and bring it to a Notary Public for signing and notarizing to make it valid. A verbal revocation may not be enforceable, so you should take the steps to formally change your Power of Attorney. Make sure to share the changed version with interested parties such as your spouse, lawyer, accountant and family members.