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I have a will. Can I make minor changes (addresses, etc.).

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I have a will. Can I make minor changes (addresses, etc.). Do I initial and date changes?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Michigan
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I also want to change the administrator
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

To make such changes you would need to prepare an amendment called a "codicil".

The codicil would list the changes and would be witnessed and signed in the same manner as the will. You would then attach the executed codicil to all the original wills floating around, wherever they may be.

Since the execution process is basically the same, many people just prepare a new will and revoke the prior, but a codicil is fine too.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

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