How To Use
This review list is provided to inform you about this document and assist you in its preparation. This is a standard codicil form in which you can enter the changes you wish made to your will. Unless very simple changes, you are advised that revoking your last will and testament and incorporating your changes into a new will and testament may be easier in the long run for your heirs. Codicils can be separated from the original will; add expense on many occasions to administrate, in the scope of “one more thing” to discuss and for attorneys to expend billable hours on.
- Make multiple copies. Be sure to get three witnesses and a notary to vouch for the signatures. Keep a copy with your last will and testament in all places you have that placed.
WHEREAS, on ________________, I, __________________________, executed my last will and testament, and;
WHEREAS, I made various instructions and bequests, and,
WHEREAS, I desire to add an additional provision to the will;
I NOW PUBLISH THIS CODICIL to my last will and testament of _________________:
I reaffirm all parts and exhibits of said will, except that, I: _______________________________________________________________
I direct that the executors of my estate enact these requests as if they were part of my last will and testament.
I here with affix my signature to this codicil on this the ____ day of _______________, 20____ at ________________________________________, in the presence of the following witnesses, who witnessed and subscribed this codicil at my request, and in my presence.
On the date above written, ___________________________, well known to us declared to us, and in our presence, that this instrument, consisting of _____ pages, is a codicil to their last will and testament, and ________________, then signed this instrument in our presence, and at ____________’s request we now sign this codicil as witnesses in each other’s presence. Further that _____________________________ appeared to us to be of sound mind and lawful age, and under no undue influence.
STATE OF ____________________
COUNTY OF __________________
Before me, the undersigned authority authorized to take acknowledgments and administer oaths, personally appeared:
who after being having duly sworn or affirmed to tell the truth, stated:
That _________________________ declared this instrument to be a codicil to their last will and testament to the witnesses.
That _________________________ signed this instrument in their presence.
That the witnesses signed as witnesses in the presence of ____________________________ and each other.
That _________________________ is well known to the witnesses, and the witnesses believe _____________________________ to be of lawful age, of sound mind and under no undue influence or constraint.
My Commission Expires: ____________________