After creating a will, circumstances may emerge that prompt a desire to change various aspects of the document. Divorces, new marriages, additional children, familial disagreements and shifting allegiances to charities can each impact a will. Adding a codicil is a way to amend the document without creating an entirely new document. A codicil is a supplement to your will which changes, revokes or adds a new provision. Yet, it is not necessarily easier to make a codicil than it would be to create a new will. The same formalities are required for both, including the presence of witnesses. The codicil becomes a part of the original will, and the codicils along with the will make up one complete document. Read more.
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