My friend had a will and then wanted changes. She had the lawyer draft the changes but she never signed the changes. Does the lawyer refer to the original will or can the changes be added without her signature?
Your friend’s Last Will and Testament will be the controlling document. The court will not honor an unsigned Codicil.
Margaret L. Cross-Beliveau, Esq., LL.M.
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