What is a codicil?

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Codicils are legal documents that amends or modifies an existing will. They can be used to make minor changes to the will, such as adding or removing a beneficiary or changing the executor, without the need to create an entirely new will. 

A codicil must be executed with the same formalities as a will, including the signature of the testator and witnesses. They should also be stored with the original will to ensure that it is easily accessible when needed. 

It is important to note that if significant changes need to be made to the will, it is recommended to create a new will instead of relying on a codicil. 

Geelong Legal can provide legal advice on the process of amending a will through a codicil. Our Geelong will lawyers can assist in the preparation and execution of the codicil document to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes. 

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