There can be many reasons to make changes to a will. Maybe someone has passed on, who you were leaving property to, or different assets have been acquired. To make changes to a will, my suggestion, and I believe most attorneys would agree, is that you need a new will. Any changes to a will must be done with the same formalities of the original will. This means witnesses, at least two under New York State law, and properly done. To me that means it is done under the supervision of an attorney, like myself, sitting at a table with my staff as witnesses, notarized documents, and all the like.
Sometimes people say I can’t get to a lawyer. They want to make a handwritten change on a will. That poses great problems to the validity of the will originally, and any changes will probably not be on it. To make changes to a will, contact a lawyer. Contact my office and we will do a new will for you.
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