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Can I Make Changes To My Will After It's Been Written?

Updated: Sep 28, 2023


Yes, it is possible to make changes to your Will after it has been written. In fact, it is quite common for people to update their Wills to reflect changes in their circumstances or wishes. These changes are typically made through a legal process called a codicil or by creating a new Will altogether.


A codicil is a document that amends or adds to the provisions of an existing Will. It must be executed with the same formalities as a Will, meaning it should be in writing, signed by you (the testator) and witnessed by two or more competent witnesses who are present at the same time.

Creating a new Will is another option. In this case, you would typically revoke your old Will and draft a new one that reflects your updated wishes. It is important to clearly state in the new will that it revokes all previous Wills and codicils.

When making changes to your Will, it is advisable to consult with a solicitor who specialises in estate planning. They can help ensure that the changes are properly executed and comply with the legal requirements of your jurisdiction. Additionally, they can provide guidance on any potential tax implications or other considerations that may arise from the changes you wish to make.


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