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Can you make a codicil to a living trust?

2 Answers. Asked on Jan 11th, 2013 on Trusts and Estates - California
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Only oneparagraph of the trust will be changed
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Answered on Jan 20th, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Of course you can, however, "Codicil" is an amendment to a will. Amending a trust called "Amendment" to the trust, even if it is just amending a trustee's name. It needs to be notarized and some specific language to be sufficient.

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Ronald William Lyster at Lyster, Inc.
Licenced in CA
Answered on Jan 11th, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Codicils are amendments to wills.  They require the same formality as do wills.  Revocable trusts can be amended by a trust amendment, prepared with the same formalities as the trust which is being amended.

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