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this is a common situation
the power of attorney form could be changed with a pen, and you making initials in most cases, however to be 100% valid, a new form should be completed. The health care proxy form, can be changed without much effort,
The WILL, could not be changed without a formal document
In CT you only have to complete one form, which is a codicil to change the Will. A Codicil is a document that amends or supplements your existing Last Will and Testament. The advantage to using a Codicil to change your Will is that it allows you to make minor changes to your Will while still keeping your original Will in full force and effect, except for the changes expressly stated in your Codicil.
The problem you may face if you just cross out the original forms is that others may contest the originals with any non changed copies, that is why it is best to make changes with the formal requirements.