San Mateo Will Attorney

There are two ways to revoke a will. First, you can revoke an older one by writing a new one. So your new one will say “I revoke all my previous wills.” The second way is by physical act. My personal favorite. You can tear it up, you can write void all over it, you could burn it. There’s a lot of case law regarding this. The important thing is that the physical act is done by the testator, the person who created the document, or by someone at the testator’s direction. So, for example, I tell my brother, “Rip up my will!” And he does so in my presence. And those are two ways you can revoke your will. 

Revoking a will can be a complex process, and it is important to understand the implications of revoking your current will. Before doing this, it is important to consider any potential legal or financial consequences. It is recommended that you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney who can guide you through the process and help you create a new will that reflects your current wishes. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist you with all aspects of estate planning, including revocation and creation. To learn more, be sure to watch the video above and contact us to schedule a consultation.

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Our firm is dedicated to helping clients make educated, informed decisions about their assets and will work with you and your team of financial advisors and CPAs to implement a highly sophisticated and effective estate plan that allows for the maximum transfer of assets to your loved ones. Biddle Law proudly serves the areas of San Mateo County, Burlingame, Foster City, San Carlos County, Redwood City and Belmont, California.