If a person has made a fairly basic will, nothing unusual in it, and in that will has left a piece of property to a particular beneficiary but wants simply to change that beneficiary to another, what is the simplest way to do this? I have been advised that the most practical and 'bombproof' way, not to mention the cheapest, would be simply to copy the original will word for word except for the change in the name of the beneficiary, then get it signed and witnessed in the usual way. Destroying the original and any copies if possible, notifying the original beneficiary, and leaving a (certified?) copy of the will with the new beneficiary. How does that sound?
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