Changing your last will isn’t difficult, but you cannot simply cross out a sentence or add a new sentence. You must either create a “codicil”, which is an amendment to your will, or create a new last will.
- A codicil can be used to make minor revisions without changing the entire last will. However, a codicil still must be signed and witnessed following the same formalities that were used for the will itself.
- Prepare a new will if you wish to make a lot of changes, or a few major ones. You’ll want to include a formal statement in the new will revoking the old will.
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