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The best way to amend a will now is just to do an entire new one. There are other things, such as a codicil, which will amend a will but very few lawyers use those now because they have the ability to cause problems due to conflicting language, etc. and were originally used because it was so difficult to redo will in the pre-computer days. Once word processors and computers were integrated into law offices almost all lawyers stopped using codicils.
Most local lawyers can knock out a completely new will with any changes that need to be made within a day or two.