A will should be updated if there are major changes that have occurred. If, unfortunately, one of your loved ones who you were leaving property to, has died, or if one of your children, perhaps, have married and have their own children now and you have grandchildren you may want to provide for specifically. These are the kind of times that require and updated will so that your wishes are carried out properly.
It is also possible that new assets have been acquired or you have sold a house and moved to retire, or things of that nature. It’s always good to consult an attorney to see if it’s appropriate to make changes to a will. Do not forget that if a will is not updated, the last will, the most recent will that has been executed, will govern.
Contact an experienced estate planning attorney regarding wills, and obtain a free initial consultation. The law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger and Peters deals with cases throughout the Brooklyn, NY area.