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Who can notarize a will?,How many witnesses are needed & do they need to be strangers or can they be family members?, How do you assign beneficiaries to a real estate, do they need to be listed on the title?, can you void a codicil or do you need to make a new codicil that amends the 1st one?

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1. who can notarize a will?

Any notary with a current commission in the state where the will is executed.

2. How many witnesses are needed & do they need to be strangers or can they be family members?

The Colorado law requires 2 witnesses. They may not be beneficiaries in the will, should be disinterested and not family members.

3. How do you assign beneficiaries to a real estate, do they need to be listed on the title?

In 2004, the Colorado legislature approved the use and creation of "beneficiary deeds" and outlined basic requirements. This type of deed automatically transfers a property interest when the owner dies. Unlike other types of deeds, an individual must record a beneficiary deed with the County Clerk and Recorders Office before it becomes effective.

5. can you void a codicil or do you need to make a new codicil that amends the 1st one?

Yes, you can use a subsequent codicil to revoke a prior codicil. You would just state the new codicil revokes the codicil dated (DATE) and state the amendment.

Also, revoking a will would also have the effect, obviously, of revoking the codicils to that will.

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