Estate Planning Red Flag – You revised your will by hand
Abstract: The laws regarding the execution of a valid will vary from state to state, but typically they require certain formalities. These may include signing the will in the presence of witnesses and a notary public. But what happens if a major life change necessitates a change? To avoid the time and expense associated with formally updating a will, it may be tempting to simply make the change by hand and initial it. This brief article explains why that is almost always a bad idea.