A last will codicil, or a codicil to a last will and testament, is a document that amends the terms of an existing last will and testament.
There are many reasons why you may wish to amend a last will and testament:
There are may reasons to amend a last will and testament. These are just a few of the more common reasons.
In order to amend a will, you simply need to create a legal document called a codicil. A codicil to a will is a document which sets out the exact changes that you wish to make to your will. Once drafted, you then need to execute your document in the presence of two or three witnesses (three witnesses are required for Vermont) in the same way that you would execute your last will and testament. Once executed, your last will codicil serves to amend your last will and testament.
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If you would like to make a codicil, check out our Codicil to Last Will & Testament Kit. This self-help legal kit includes step-by-step instructions, detailed information and all the legal forms necessary to prepare your own codicil document without the need or expense of engaging a lawyer. It also includes various examples of the changes that you might wish to make to your will.
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