What reasons are there to change or update a will?

Typical reasons for changing or updating a Will are:

(1) You marry or divorce;

(2) Birth or adoption of child;

(3) Death of a family member or beneficiary;

(4) Changes in the Federal Estate Tax laws or State Tax laws;

(5) Substantial change in the value of your estate;

(6) Change in the nature of your property holdings;

(7) A Guardian or Executor or Trustee moves away, dies, or is no longer willing or able to serve;

(8) Your children are no longer minors, or are old enough to handle financial matters on their own;

(9) You move to another state; or

(10) You wish to eliminate gifts to certain beneficiaries;


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