Codicils in Los Angeles
Consult with a Los Angeles Trust Attorney
While a person’s
last will and testament can carry the enforceability of law, it is by no means set in stone. If
a person should wish to change the terms in their will, they may do so
through the use of a codicil. In simple terms, a codicil is a written
amendment that allows a person to change, clarify, remove, or add provisions
to their will. If you need to make a change to your existing will, a knowledgeable
trust lawyer from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro can help you. Having
helped countless clients throughout Los Angeles, Malibu, Brentwood, Santa
Monica, and the surrounding areas, our firm can guide you step-by-step
through the process and help you achieve your goals.
Get in touch with our office online today to get started.
Why Should I Amend My Will?
As time goes on, people will periodically need to amend their will to accommodate
for major life changes such as marriages, divorces, deaths, births, relocations,
major changes in assets, and starting businesses. Events such as can bring
about a change in a person’s beneficiaries or completely alter the
way a person wishes to distribute their assets upon their passing. This
is where codicils come in handy.
A codicil can help accomplish the following:
- Changing executors
- Changing the guardians of a child’s property
- Replacing or choosing guardians
- Naming custodians for gifts to children
- Naming new beneficiaries
- Removing beneficiaries
Codicils take effect the day they are signed and work in tandem with your
existing will. Like a last will and testament, codicils must be signed
and dated in the presence of witnesses in order to be valid. When a person
passes away, both the will and the codicil will be used to determine how
property, belongings, and other assets will be distributed.
How a Los Angeles Codicils Attorney Can Help
You last will and testament is a tremendously important legal document,
as it dictates exactly how you wish your estate to be handled. For this
reason, it is imperative you take steps to ensure your will remains up-to-date
and accurately reflects your current needs and goals. This is where our
firm’s services apply. At the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C.,
our Los Angeles codicil lawyer is ready to assist you. Let us put our
experience, skill, and knowledge to work for you so you can face your
future with peace of mind.
Call (310) 853-1554 or
schedule a free case evaluation today to review your legal options.