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.
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__.
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