Any will, so long as the testator, the person that’s writing the will, is of sound mind and body, of sufficient capacity legally to make the will, can make a subsequent will, and that will, will revoke by the action of making a new will, revokes the earlier will. They can amend the will by the use of what we call a codicil, which is just like an addendum or an add-on to the will, or they can revoke the will entirely.
Now revoking the will entirely leaves them with no will, which means that if they were to pass away unexpectedly without a will in place, then they would be subject to the state’s intestacy statutes, and their wishes would no longer carry any weight, even if they had clearly told someone what they wanted to do. The force of the will would no longer protect their final wishes.
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