Changing an existing Will can be accomplished in a couple of ways, and is not difficult. First, a Will is, in legal terms, considered to be “ambulatory”. This means a Will can be changed or revoked at any time prior to the writer’s death. But how is a change accomplished?
If the change is a small one, a simple document is drafted explaining the changes and is attached to the existing Will. This is called a codicil. A codicil still has to be signed with witnesses present and notarized.
If there are more complicated changes or you are using a different attorney than the one who drafted your previous Will, you can just have a new Will drafted. The new Will must clearly revoke any and all prior Wills. The revocation clause is simple, but it has to be done. It’s also best to dispose of earlier Wills to avoid any potential confusion.
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