Revoking a Will
Updated: Feb 28, 2021
Wills can be easily amended or revoked, sometimes intentionally and sometimes by an event that changes our presumptions of what the testator would have wanted given the altered circumstances.
Intentional amendments and revocations fall into two categories of actions. First, the testator might sign a subsequent will, thereby superseding the prior will, or the testator might sign a codicil, which is in form a supplement to the original will. Second, the testator might revoke a will or a portion of a will by physical act, such as burning it entirely or a portion of it.
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