Sample Amendment Will

When it’s time to update your will, you don’t have to start from scratch.

You can use a codicil, an addition or supplement that explains or modifies your existing will.

I give, devise, and bequeath $ ___________ to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601, for its charitable uses and purposes.

 

In all other respects I ratify and confirm all of the provision of my said last Will and Testament dated on the _________ day of ______________, 20__.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I sign, publish and declare this instrument to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament in the presence of the persons witnessing said Codicil at my request this _____ day of ___________, 20__.

_________________________ residing at __________________________
(name)

Witnesses

_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(name)
_________________________ residing at ___________________________
(name)

The codicil, to be valid, must be signed in the presence of witnesses, and the original placed with your other valuable papers. A copy can go to your lawyer and a copy to the American Lung Association.

Family First

Of course, you love your family. At the American Lung Association, we understand that your family comes first. But, we hope you’ll remember, there are ways you can support your family and also find meaning in your life using giving methods that could cost you nothing now and might even reduce your taxes.