If I have a Will and want to make admendment to it but I don’t have money to legally change it at this point, can I amend it myself and get it notarized?

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If I have a Will and want to make admendment to it but I don’t have money to legally change it at this point, can I amend it myself and get it notarized?

I need to change the health proxy and executor.

Asked on July 11, 2015 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You do not need an attorney to make  or revise a will. But you do need to follow the procedural requirements, including for how it is signed, witnessed, and executed, EXACTLY. Have your amendment (or completely new, revised will--you can do it either way) signed, witnessed, and notarized the same way the will done prevously for you by an attorney was signed, witnessed, and notarized.


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