Sample Codicil

Add to or Amend Your Will

[date]

I, [name], a resident of the County of [county], State of [state], declare that this is the codicil to my last will and testament, which is dated [date original signed] (my “Will”).

I add to or change my Will in the following manner:
[List all specific changes or additions to the original will. Reference each section number of the will and the specific language you will be revising or otherwise affecting. This is where you would include a bequest to support California State Parks Foundation. For suggested bequest language that can assist you, visit this page].

Otherwise, I hereby confirm and republish my Will in all respects other than those herein mentioned.

I subscribe my name to this Codicil on this [day, e.g. 1st] day of [month], [year], at [full address where signed], in the presence of [full name of first witness to codicil], [full name of second witness to codicil], and [full name of third witness to codicil, if any], attesting witnesses, who subscribe their names here in my presence.

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Maker

ATTEST
On [date_______________][, [name], known by us to be the person whose signature appears above, declared to us, [full name of first witness to codicil], [full name of second witness to codicil], and [full name of third witness to codicil, if any], the undersigned, that the foregoing instrument, consisting of [number of pages to codicil] page(s) was the codicil to the will dated [date original signed]; who then signed the codicil in our presence, and now in the presence of each other, we now sign our names as witnesses.
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Witness
Address:
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Witness
Address:
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Please have your will or codicil drafted or reviewed by an attorney who is familiar with the estate laws of the state where you live. California State Parks Foundation provision of this sample codicil is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. State laws govern or affect wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

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