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I need to change my will and add a close friend. How?

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I need to change my will and add a close friend. How ?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Estate Law
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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 10 months ago

If you create a new will it will revoke any prior will. That is recommended over making changes via codicils, which can get lost.

A codicil is a written amendment to your will which is signed and witnessed in the same manner as a will. It is then attached to the will.

You create a codicil by typing out the fact that it is a codicil to an existing will, which you reference in the codicil, and then specify the changes you want to make to the will.

Here is a sample codicil you can use as a template:

CODICIL

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