I am 82 live in Georgia and have a will.

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I am 82 live in Georgia and have a will.

I have a will, live in Georgia and my son lives in New York State. He is sole
beneficiary. He recently moved to a new home. Qestion do I need to rewrite my
entire will or can I just add an addendum ?

Thank You

Asked on September 7, 2016 under Estate Planning, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can certainly just add an addendum to reflect the new contact information, to make sure he can be reached if and when necessary; there is no need to redo the entire will. That said, if the move was occasioned by other life changes, e.g. getting married or having a child, you may wish to revisit the will to make sure it still meets your needs. For example: say that he is married, has had or is having children, but you have some qualms about his spouse; you might revise the will so that if he predeceases you, the money instead goes into a trust, with a trustee that you do trust, for his children's benefit, to make sure they get the benefit of it and it's used properly for them.


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