A codicil is an amendment to a will. You should go see an attorney to make sure that it is properly prepared.
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I agree that you should go to the attorney who helped you with your will or to another attorney. While it may seem simple to you, there is at least one big reason to have the issue reviewed: if there is any possibility of funds going to minor beneficiaries (or people on the younger side at least) you may want to have trust provisions added to cover that situation.
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There are a couple answers to your question:
(1) If you are looking for forms, save yourself the time. Simply create a document and write "Codicil of the Last Will and Testament of _____(your name)_____" at the top. draft the codicil from there.
(2) A codicil is a great time to meet with your attorney to discuss your estate plan. Most people don't realize that estate plans change as you grow older. The last time you had your will updated was likely years ago - many things have changed since then.
(3) If you "want to add your grandchildren to it, are you giving them an interest per stirpes? If you don't know what "per stirpes" means, then you shouldn't attempt this yourself.
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I agree with the other responses, particularly Attorney Zelinger. If there are minors involved, then you should do what you can to avoid probate and a trust may well be the best way to achieve that. (By the way, you cannot avoid probate with a Will. The only time a Will is effective is when it is admitted to probate.)
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A codicil is an amendment to a will. While it is possible to prepare a binding codicil without legal advice, it is unlikely that the codicil will accomplish your goals. If the result you are trying to achieve is important enough to warrant a change to your will, it is well worth doing correctly. For instance, wills and codicils prepared wiithout legal advice frequently do not comply with required execution formalities leading to thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs to beneficiaries, create ambiguities that can spark costly will contests, unnecessarily disqualify a disabled loved one for government programs, result in tax that could be avoided, and otherwise result in far greater cost than even the most expensive lawyer would charge to do it right. Doing a will or codicil without lawyer involvement is sort of like doing surgery without medical training-- Lawrence A. Friedman, attorney, Bridgewater, NJ SpecialNeedsNJ.com 908-704-1900
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