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Changing a will

Make and manage codicils for your will

Use a codicil to make minor amendments to your existing will

A codicil is a written document, which lets you make small changes to your original will without having to rewrite it from scratch. It's prepared under the same formalities required for a will and is only valid when it refers to the will it amends. It should be witnessed, signed, and kept with your will.

If your will contains five or more codicils, it's probably better to draft a new will to avoid any confusion. Codicils are recognised in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Some examples of when you might use a codicil include:

  • Appointing a new executor if, for example, a named executor has died.
  • Reflecting changes in your financial circumstances, assets and liabilities.
  • Updating your wishes regarding your funeral, burial or cremation.
  • Changes because of a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership - but in these cases it's often better to make a new will.
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Executor changes

Codicil appointing an additional executor

If you want to appoint someone new as an executor in your will, as well as the person(s) you've already named, you can use this codicil to do so without affecting the rest of your will.

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Codicil appointing a substitute executor

If you want to appoint a substitute executor, in case one of your existing executors dies or is unable to act for you, you can use this codicil to do so without changing the rest of your will.

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Codicil appointing substitute executor on death of executor

If an executor of your will dies, you can use this codicil to appoint a substitute. All other details in your will remain unchanged.

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Codicil revoking appointment of executor & appointing substitute

If you would like to change your executor(s) for any reason you can use this codicil. All other details will stay the same.

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Gift changes

Codicil making a gift to a new beneficiary

If you want to make a gift of money or an item to a new beneficiary that you haven't already specified, you can use this codicil to update your will without affecting the rest of it.

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Codicil making an additional gift to an existing beneficiary

If you want to make another gift of money or an item to a beneficiary already named in your will you can use this codicil.

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Codicil revoking a gift to a named beneficiary

If you want to cancel a gift previously made in your will but leave all other details the same you can use this codicil.

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Codicil revoking gift to one and giving to another

If you have changed your mind over a gift or money given in your will and would like that gift, or another, given to someone else you can use this codicil.

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Guardian changes

Codicil appointing a guardian

If you haven't named a guardian for your children in your will you can use this codicil to appoint a guardian leaving the rest of your will unchanged.

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Codicil appointing a substitute guardian

A substitute guardian is someone who will care for your children if you first named guardian passes away or is unable to do so in the event of your death. You can use this codicil to appoint a substitute guardian without changing the rest of your will.

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Codicil replacing a guardian

If someone you originally as a guardian for your children is no longer able to act, you can use this codicil to replace your named guardian, leaving the rest of your will unchanged.

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Codicil replacing a substitute guardian

A substitute guardian is someone who will care for your children if you first named guardian passes away or is unable to do so in the event of your death. You can use this codicil to replace your chosen substitute guardian, if they are no longer able to act, without changing the rest of your will.

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