Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Virginia

Made a will out naming heirs....ten years later, made codicil dis inheriting one want to go back to original will including everything

Asked on 7/22/13, 8:04 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

You could do another codicil (properly executed) cancelling the previous codicil

and making clear your testator's intent to return to the terms of the original will

or simply do another new will (conforming to all the required formalities).

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Answered on 7/22/13, 8:58 am
Paul B. Ward Law Offices of Paul B. Ward

Or you could destroy the codicil, and any copies of it in existence.

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Answered on 7/22/13, 3:01 pm

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