Sample Codicil

You can use a codicil, an addition, or a supplement that explains or modifies your existing will.

I, [testator], a resident of the City of [City] County of [county], State of [state], declare that this is the codicil to my last will and testament, which is dated [date original signed].

I add or change said last will in the following manner:

[List with particularity all changes to the will. Reference each section number of the will and the specific language you will be affecting. Be as clear and precise as possible.]

Otherwise, I hereby confirm and republish my will dated, [date original signed], in all respects other than those herein mentioned.

I subscribe my name to this codicil this [day] day of [month], [year], at [full address where signed], in the presence of [full name of first witness to codicil], and [full name of second witness to codicil], who subscribe their names here in my presence.



On the date last above written, [testator], known by us to be the person whose signature appears at the end of this codicil, declared to us, [full name of first witness to codicil], [full name of second witness to codicil] and [full name of third witness to codicil], the undersigned, that the foregoing instrument, consisting, of ____________ page(s) was the codicil to the will dated, [date original signed]; who then signed the codicil in our presence, and now in the presence of each other, we now sign our names as witnesses.

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Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on ___________, 2020, by ____________ (Witness 1) and ___________________ (Witness 2).


Notary Public in and for the State of Washington

[Printed Name]
My commission expires: ______________________________________

To be valid, the codicil must be signed in the presence of witnesses, and the original should be placed with your other valuable papers. A copy can go to your lawyer, and a copy to Bellevue LifeSpring.

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