Creating an effective and valid last will and testament can put your mind at ease soon after it has been established. However, as the days, months, and years go by, your life circumstances may change. With changing circumstances in your life, you may want to revisit the will you created earlier and make changes to it. Wills are crucial, not only for your peace of mind but for your family and loved ones as well. Reach out to our Cedar Rapids estate planning law firm today to see how we can help you modify your will the way you want it to be. Call us at 319-804-8346 for more information about modifying your will.

When Should I Make Changes to My Will?

Determining when you should make changes to your will is entirely up to you. However, in general, you should consider making changes to your will if you have become divorced or remarried after your original will was created. You may also want to change your will if you have had new kids since you first created your will or if you have adopted another child. Changing your will may also be wise if a loved one listed as a beneficiary in your will has passed away.

How Often Should I Modify My Will?

Essentially, you should consider making a change to your will whenever a major life event happens to you. However, even if no major life changes have happened to you, updating your will every three to five years can ensure your beneficiaries are well taken care of going forward. Modifying your will can be challenging. If circumstances have changed tremendously, destroying your original will and creating a brand new will with the help of a Cedar Rapids estate planning lawyer may be your best option going forward. For help modifying your will, contact a Cedar Rapids estate planning attorney today.

Can a Wills Lawyer Help Me Modify My Will?

Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the futures of our clients. We know that life happens and circumstances change. We can help you modify your last will and testament or help you create a brand new one from scratch, based on your needs. There isn’t a template when it comes to developing the right will. We can advise you on your best options and help you modify a will or develop a new one. Reach out to Scott Shoemaker & Associates, PLC today by calling 319-804-8346 to learn more about how we can help you with all of your estate planning needs.