I HAVE A WILL ALREADY BUT WANT TO CHANGE THE AMOUNT BEING LEFT TO MY BROTHER AND GRANDSON AND ADD IT TO MY EXISTING WILL WILL THAT BE OK??MY BROTHER S IS $5000.00 CHANGE TO $1000.00/// MY GARNDSON IS $7000.00 CHANGED TO $1500.00
THANK YOU HERBERT PEARCE E-MAIL [email protected]
2 Answers from Attorneys
In order to validly change a Will, you must execute a Codicil (or an Amendment) to your Will. It must be signed using the same formalities that you would use for signing a Last Will.
Do not write on your Will, as it will be invalidated.
No, you cannot just change it like that. You need to create a new will and have it executed according to state law. Make sure that it is self-proving too. Please feel free to contact me if you need legal help with this. You should also make sure you have a living will and power of attorney. Regards,