Kenneth Vercammen, Esq is Chair of the ABA Estate Planning & Probate Committee and presents seminars to attorneys and the public on Wills, Probate and other legal topics related to Estate Planning and Elder law.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Codicil to a Will

Codicil to a Will

Codicil to a Will
A written revision to a Will is called a Codicil. An individual can have a Codicil to his or her Will as long as the 
Codicil meets certain requirements. The codicil must be signed 
and witnessed just as the original Will was signed and witnessed. The
 Codicil should refer to original Will by date and should be
 attached to the original Will. It is not recommended that an individual
 attempt to draft a codicil. A Codicil should only be drafted 
by an attorney to insure that it will have its intended effect. 

Decades ago when Wills and documents were drafted on typewriters. Now with modern computers, it is usually better just to prepare a new Will drawn up and executed.