Sample Codicil

When it’s time to update your will, you don’t have to start from scratch. You can use a codicil, an addition or supplement that explains or modifies your existing will.

A codicil is a document your attorney can prepare to amend your will without re-writing the entire document. The codicil adds a new gift to Heifer while reaffirming the other terms of your will. Below is a sample codicil, intended only as a guide. Please consult your legal counsel for preparing a codicil.

I give, devise, and bequeath $ ___________ to Heifer Foundation, located at 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202, for its charitable uses and purposes.

In all other respects I ratify and confirm all of the provisions of my said last Will and Testament dated on the _________ day of ______________, 20__

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I sign, publish and declare this instrument to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament in the presence of both persons witnessing said Codicil at my request this _____ day of ___________, 20__.

_________________________
(name)
 residing at __________________________

Witnesses

_________________________
(name)
 residing at __________________________

_________________________
(name)
 residing at __________________________

The codicil, to be valid, must be signed in the presence of both witnesses who are present at the same time, and the original placed with your other valuable papers. A copy can go to your lawyer and a copy to Heifer Foundation.

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Debbie McCullough

Debbie McCullough

Vice President of Planned Giving
888-422-1161 x 4922
legacyinfo@heiferfoundation.org

Debbie McCullough

Debbie McCullough

Vice President of Planned Giving
888-422-1161 x 4922
legacyinfo@heiferfoundation.org

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