If there are 2 areas in my Will that says My Wife instead of My Husband, is it still legal with those minor mistakes or do I need to resign the Will with the corrections and a notary?

Asked on September 3, 2015 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Those mistakes in your Will need to be corrected to avoid any future potential problems.  It would be best to have the Will re-typed with those corrections and include a statement that this Will revokes all prior Wills.
Although it is possible that you could file an amendment to the Will which is called a codocil in which those corrections are made, it would probably be preferable to just re-type the Will and sign in the presence of two disinterested witnesses since those mistakes may affect other provisions in the Will.


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