Does an address change have to be made on a living Will?

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Does an address change have to be made on a living Will?

I have a resident whose son is listed on her living Will. At the time of signing he lived in one state and he now lives in another. 

Asked on November 17, 2011 under Estate Planning, Connecticut

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

An address change of the person who made the Will does not need to be made. However as a matter of course it is best to have a current address of the person signing the Will.

In your situation, if the person had signed a Will in one state and now has moved to another as his or her permanent residence, it might be a wise thing for the person to sign a new Will under the laws of the new state that they are residing in. Reason is that there may be assets acquired in the new state that would make a probate in the new state much easier to accomplish than in the former state of residence.


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