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Codicil appointing a guardian

If you want to make a relatively simple and straightforward change to your will, you can use a codicil to do so without having to create a new will.

Use this codicil if you want your will to list a guardian for your children (in case they are under 18 when both you and anyone else with responsibility for them have died). You might do this if one of your guardians is unable to act as a guardian or if you didn't previously choose a guardian. In all other respects, your will remains the same.

Please note that you cannot use this codicil if you already have 5 or more codicils to your existing will, as at this point we recommend that you make a new will.

Compatible region(s): England & Wales Scotland Northern Ireland

Codicil appointing a guardian

If you want to make a relatively simple and straightforward change to your will, you can use a codicil to do so without having to create a new will.

Use this codicil if you want your will to list a guardian for your children (in case they are under 18 when both you and anyone else with responsibility for them have died). You might do this if one of your guardians is unable to act as a guardian or if you didn't previously choose a guardian. In all other respects, your will remains the same.

Please note that you cannot use this codicil if you already have 5 or more codicils to your existing will, as at this point we recommend that you make a new will.

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