What if I Make a Mistake and/or Want to Change my Holographic Will?
A holographic will should not be corrected or changed by crossing out words or lines. There are two ways to make changes:
- Handwrite an entirely new will; or
- Handwrite a "codicil", which is an "amendment to a will". A codicil specifies anything to be deleted and anything to be added. A holographic codicil, like the Holographic will, must be in the writer's own handwriting and signed by him or her; it should be dated, too, and kept with the will.
It is often just as easy and less confusing to write an entirely new will when you need to change a holographic will.
Other frequently asked questions about Holographic Wills:
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