Can I change beneficiaries in my Will by writing an addendum and having the change notarized?

Asked on August 24, 2014 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Changes to a Will are made by what is called a "Codicil" which must be executed with the same formality as a Will and witnessed as well. Sometimes it is easier just to do a whole new Will.  That way if the Will and Codicil are separated there is no question as to who gets what.  Good luck.

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