Life is full of change, and when your life changes you Florida Will should be evaluated for potential updates. Some Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyers prefer to update Florida Wills with a Codicil. A codicil is just an amendment to a will. Often when there are more than one amendments or the Florida Will and Florida Codicil conflict with each other, it may be more difficult for your personal representative to understand and carry out the instructions on the decedent.
You should review your Florida Will and other Florida Estate Planning Documents on a regular basis. One idea is to pick a date, and every year, just like with a birthday, you sit down and review your Florida Estate Planning Documents for changes.
Some examples of life events that might require a change are:
Death of someone named in the will Death of a Personal representative.
Change in financial situation Change in Family members Change in the needs of one or more beneficiaries Moving Marriage Divorce Concern for or change in Pets might require a Florida Pet Trust, or modification to your will.
Acquisition of Firearms or items that you may not want to go to a specific beneficiary.