When should a Will be changed?

The disposition of one’s property is determined by many personal factors including family, personal relationships, and interests in charities. A Will should be changed when those relationships, including divorce and death, occur. For example, Wills executed before marriage or the birth of a child are not binding on either. Spouses or children can receive what they would have received in the absence of a Will. Changes to a Will may be made by writing a new Will or a Codicil conforming to the requirements for a valid Will.

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1. What is a Will?
2. Should everyone have a Will?
3. What if there is no Will?
4. Does a Will become outdated?
5. Must a Will be witnessed?
6. When must a Will be registered?
7. When should a Will be changed?
8. How much does a Will cost?
9. Does a Will create more probate expenses?
10. Can life insurance take the place of a Will?
11. Does joint ownership avoid the need for having a Will?
12. Are taxes payable on an estate?