I WANT TO MAKE A CODICIL


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I WANT TO MAKE A CODICIL


Welcome to our Law for Life web pages on wills. A Codicil is an additional document that is designed to make a small changes to your last will. A Codicil will modify your will but does not revoke it. If you want to make major changes then it is usually best to make a new will.

THINKING OF MAKING A CODICIL?


WHY MAKE A CODICIL?

Changes happen in all our lives and, if you’re not careful, you could find yourself with a will that no longer accurately reflects your wishes.

In later years you might find that there are a number of small changes that need to be made to your will but you do not feel you need to go to the expense and hassle of making a new will.

Making a Codicil could be a suitable way of making those small changes and adjustments.

WHAT SORT OF CHANGES CAN I MAKE WITH A CODICIL?

Usually a Codicil deals with small changes. These include things such as:-

Adding/Removing An Executor.

Adding/Removing an Additional Beneficiary.

Adding/Removing a Legacy or Gift.

CODICIL ONLY DEAL WITH SMALL CHANGES

Making a Codicil is only suitable for making small changes to your will. If you need to make bigger changes then often making a new will is better rather than a Codicil

WHEN SHOULD I MAKE A CODICIL?

To decide whether to make a Codicil ask yourself have you recently:

Welcomed a new child or grandchild into the family?

Lost a relative or close friend?

Got married? Or separated? Or divorced?

Has Your House gone up in value?

Have You Recently Moved house?

Invested in a valuable personal possession?

Inherited money or had a financial windfall?

Possibly recently Retired?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions it could well be time you reviewed your will and if appropriate to consider making a Codicil. Even if you did not answer yes, it is still advisable to check your current will from time to time to ensure you don’t need a Codicil.

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We have the following Codicil documents available:

CODICIL APPOINTING SUBSTITUTE EXECUTOR ON DEATH OF EXECUTOR

If an executor named in your will dies, you can use this Codicil to appoint another person to act in their place as an executor in your will.

CODICIL MAKING AN ADDITIONAL GIFT TO AN EXISTING BENEFICIARY

If you wish to make another gift of money or a specific item to a beneficiary named in your will, you can use this Codicil to do so without having to draft a new will.

CODICIL REVOKING A GIFT TO A NAMED BENEFICIARY

If you wish to cancel a gift which you have made in your will, but you wish all other aspects of your will to remain, you can use this Codicil to do so.

CODICIL REVOKING APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND APPOINTING SUBSTITUTE 

If you need to revoke the appointment of an executor in your will and replace him/her with a substitute, you can use this Codicil to do so.

CODICIL REVOKING GIFT TO ONE AND GIVING TO ANOTHER 

If you wish to revoke a specific gift (e.g. a car, furniture) or pecuniary gift (i.e. money) given in your will and give that same gift (or a different gift) to someone else, you can use this Codicil.[/toggle][toggle title=”HOW WE CAN HELP YOU”]

We can offer you the following:

LOW FIXED FEES – We offer genuine low fixed fees to make a Codicil which are often lower than other solicitors or companies, and represent outstanding value for money. We will always try and say in advance how much our costs for a Codicil will be and you will then have the reassurance of knowing there will not be any hidden surprises.

SPECIALIST SOLICITORS – We have high levels of experience and expertise and have helped many thousands of people successfully make a Codicil for nearly 30 years. We are a real firm of solicitors with real people. We are a genuine firm of specialist solicitors, rather than some non-solicitor company or organization that you might see many on the Internet.

CARING SYMPATHETIC ADVICE – We care about you and aim to offer a friendly, approachable and caring professional service. We use plain english and not legal jargon. We will do everything we reasonably can to make sure your Codicil is completed out as quickly as possible.

DISTANCE NO PROBLEM – We act for clients across the UK. We will regularly keep you informed of the progress being made with your Codicil. We can communicate to you either on the phone but if you prefer we can communicate face to face on Skype.

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