Codicil on a Will in Florida vs. a New Will

You may have been considering a codicil on a will in Florida if you have decided to modify your will. However, you may be better off just having a new will drafted. To understand how you could be adversely affected by a codicil, you should consult with estate planning attorneys in Fort Myers, Florida.

Although codicils have proven to be efficient in the past, that's not the case today. With computers and document programs widely accessible, drafting a new will is just as efficient as creating a codicil. It no longer takes a legal secretary several hours to recreate a will from scratch. Instead, the previous will can be used to make any changes you request.

Additionally, if you have the same attorney who drafted your original will, he or she will know where to make changes that are necessary to conform to any new laws. The rest of the will can simply be reprinted. A new attorney, however, may be hesitant to draft a codicil if there are any concerns about the validity of your will.

Many attorneys have no problem doing codicils for various reasons such as force of habit or lack of document assembly programs. If you're undecided about whether to pursue a codicil on a will in Florida, you should speak with estate planning attorneys in Fort Myers, Florida, for more input.

Help from an Estate Planning Attorney in Fort Myers is Just a Phone Call Away

Fort Myers estate planning attorney Matthew A. Linde understands firsthand the importance of careful estate planning and the complexities of financial legal matters, such as probate, tax litigation and guardianship. For help with your estate planning concerns, contact our Fort Myers office to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a professional who can answer your questions - 239-939-7100 or 844-764-5492.

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