If you have already executed a will, but would like to change it, there are multiple ways to do so. You can:
- execute a new will containing the changes;
- destroy the part of the will that contains the subject matter you want to delete (see revoking a will); or
- draft a codicil, which is a will amendment.
If you decide to write a new will to replace the existing will, you may be able to write your own simple will with the help of our free template and instructions.
If you decide to destroy the part of your existing will that contains the subject matter you want to delete or prefer to use a codicil, we strongly encourage you to do so only with the assistance of an estate planning attorney who is licensed to practice law where you live.