Codicils and FreeWill

A codicil is a legal document that adds to or amends an existing last will and testament.

Most lawyers recommend that when updating your will, creating a new one instead of relying on a codicil is best. Creating a new will may reduce the risk of will contest or invalidation. Also, a will with multiple codicils may be difficult to navigate in probate court, so probate is likely to cost more and take longer.

Currently, FreeWill doesn't provide the option to create a codicil to your will. However, FreeWill documents are free, which means you can create a new one with all your updated wishes or edit your current one and make any changes you'd like. To learn more about editing an existing FreeWill document, please click here.

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