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When Should I Review or Update My Last Will?

There are some factors that may require you to review or update your last will:

  • Moving to another state

  • Change in marital status

  • Birth of a child

  • Adoption of a child

  • Adding or changing beneficiaries

  • Death or incapacitation of beneficiary

  • Death or incapacitation of executor

  • Death or incapacitation of person appointed as guardian of minor children

  • Considerable change in financial status

  • Tax law changes

  • Change or set limits on medical care to meet your ability to pay

  • Respond to changes in medical technology

  • Respond to a change in health care laws

  • Respond to a changes in your health, including: decline, terminal diagnosis, possibility of surgery and hospitalization, or pregnancy

  • Designate a different person to make healthcare decisions for you

  • Respond to changes in your beliefs and wishes concerning end-of-life care

  • Respond to the death of a loved one or significant other