Sample Codicil

When it’s time to update your will, you don’t have to start from scratch. You can use a codicil—an addition or supplement that explains or modifies your existing will.

This example codicil form is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that you consult a qualified attorney, licensed in your state, to ensure that this form meets all legal requirements for your state.

[date]

I, [name], give, devise and bequeath $___________ to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc., federal tax identification number 52-1218336, with the permanent address of P.O. Box 42516, Washington, DC 20015, for its charitable uses and purposes.

In all other respects I ratify and confirm all of the provision of my said last Will and Testament dated on the _________ day of ______________, 20__ .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I sign, publish and declare this instrument to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament in the presence of the persons witnessing said Codicil at my request this _____ day of ___________, 20__.

_________________________ residing at __________________________
(Name)

Witnesses

_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(Name)
_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(Name)

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The codicil must be signed in the presence of witnesses to be valid, and the original should be placed with your other valuable papers. A copy can go to your lawyer and to PETA.