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.
- a. What Constitutes a Valid Will?
- b. Types of Wills
- c. Will Kits and Forms
- d. Assets in a Will
- e. Changing a Will
- f. Dying Without a Will
Prepare Your Estate Plan belongs to a series called Legally Secure Your Financial Future. The series also includes information to help you organize important household papers and to communicate your health-care wishes.