How do I can cancel a will prior to having a new one created?

I have an older will and need to cancel it prior to creating a new one. How best
to accomplish this?

Asked on March 20, 2018 under Estate Planning, Florida


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Include a statement in the new Will which says that all prior Wills are revoked.
Revoking the prior Will with that statement effectively prevents it from conflicting or having the potential for a conflict with the terms of the new Will.

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