“When we discovered how simple it was to have a codicil added to our wills allowing us to name the Civil War Trust as an additional beneficiary, we decided to do so. It took very little time at our lawyers, and we are comfortable knowing we will be continuing to support the Trust after we pass on.”
– Lawrence and Kathleen Peterson

If you already have a will and you don’t need to make any other changes, you can add a simple statement to the end of your will, called a codicil. A codicil allows you to add instructions to your will without going through the time and expense of creating an entire new document. Click below for an example of a codicil.

This example codicil form is for educational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that you consult a qualified attorney, licensed in your state, to ensure that this form meets all legal requirements of your state.

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