Changing a Will


It is sometimes necessary to change a will. A codicil is a legal document that amends a will. You might find it necessary to make changes when the following events occur:

  • Marriage, remarriage, or divorce
  • Birth of a child
  • Move to another state
  • Acquisition of additional assets
  • Changes in federal and state laws

Divorce and separation can affect a will. In some states, divorce can revoke the entire will. In other states, it revokes only those provisions in the will that favor the former spouse.