Sample Codicil

The following language may help you and your attorney when amending your bequest. 


I give, devise, and bequeath $ ___________ to Horizons Foundation, 550 Montgomery Street, Suite 700, San Francisco CA 94111, 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 ___________, 202_ _


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 Horizons Foundation.


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