Attorney Thomas B. Burton discusses how many Wills you can have at one time and what you should do with any old Wills you may have after making a new Will.
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Transcript of Video: How Many Wills Can You Have at One Time?
Today's question how many wills can you
have at one time? The answer is only one.
That means if you form a new will you
should revoke the previous will and
I suggest physically destroy
it. While it can be tempting to
keep copies of old wills lying around it
can be confusing to your personal
representative when you die
finding wills with various dates
therefore if you form a new will I
suggest you revoke the old will within
the document most attorneys will put
this in the new will but as an
additional step take the old will and
shred or burn or physically destroy it
so that your personal representative is
not confused after your death when they
find two copies of a will lying around
with different dates you should only have
the most recent copy at one time because
you can only have one original will at a
time. Great question and thanks for
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