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I made a will several years ago in which I left a thousand pounds to each of my grandchildren. I now have a great-grandson, and naturally wish him to have the same as the other family members. Is my existing will sufficient for this purpose, or should I add a codicil?

Unless your will was drafted to take into account new arrivals you will have to either add a codicil or write a new will – it’’s often as cheap to do the latter if it’’s on computer, and your will is probably due for a review in any case. If the new clause says something like “to each of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren” you won’’t need to alter your will again for this purpose until you have great-great grandchildren!

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