When could I use a Codicil?

- If you need to make a simple change to your Last Will;

- If you want to change your executor; or

- If you want to change a guardian;

then you could use a Codicil.

When should I write a new Last Will?

- If you need to make complex changes to your Last Will;

- If you want to add or remove a beneficiary;

- If your Last Will already has one or more codicils attached; or

- If you married or got divorced since you wrote your Last Will;

then you should WRITE A NEW WILL.

Your Information

Enter the name and personal information of the person the Codicil is for.
Use your full legal name. (e.g. Samuel William Smith.)

Signing Location

The signing location is where the Codicil will be executed (signed).

You must select a state to continue.

Last Will

To avoid confusion you need to identify which Last Will this Codicil is intended to amend.



If the clauses in your Last Will are numbered, then number your new clause so that your Last Will and Codicil will be read in the correct sequence.

Example: (Add a new gift or beneficiary)
12) I bequeath the sum of $25,000 to my nephew John Thomas Lee, of Arlington, Texas, to be used for his sole use and enjoyment.

Codicil Execution Date

*** Please select a state in the Signing Location section. ***



Avoid the risk of having your intentions changed or even invalidated.

Select ONLY witnesses who are NOT RECEIVING A GIFT under your Will.

A witness should also not be the spouse of someone receiving a gift under your Will.



Read and review your Last Will and all Codicils (including this one) carefully.

If your Last Will appears confusing then a judge may interpret your Last Will in a way that you did not intend. Do not take that risk! Ensure that your intentions are clear and will not be misunderstood.

If you think your Codicil might be misunderstood then WRITE A NEW WILL!