A legal declaration of the manner in which a person wishes to distribute his (her) estate after death.
Federal Law
means a written testamentary document that was executed by the decedent and attested to by two disinterested adult witnesses, and that states who will receive the decedent’s trust or restricted property 43 CFR 4.201, 25 CFR 15.2, 33 CFR 3.85-15
State Law
Arizona
includes a codicil and any testamentary instrument that merely appoints an executor, revokes or revises another will, nominates a guardian or expressly excludes or limits the right of an individual or class to succeed to property of the decedent passing by intestate succession Arizona Laws 14-1201 includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor and instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Arizona Laws 14-13102 includes codicils Arizona Laws 1-215
California
includes a codicil, a testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, or an instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument California Government Code 20962
Delaware
means “last will and testament” and includes “codicil Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
Florida
means an instrument admitted to probate, including a codicil, executed by an individual in the manner prescribed by the Florida Probate Code, which disposes of the individual’s property on or after his or her death Florida Statutes 732.105
Idaho
includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor and instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Idaho Code 15-14-102 includes codicils Idaho Code 73-114
Indiana
includes a codicil, a testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and an instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Indiana Code 32-39-1-28 includes a testament and codicil Indiana Code 1-1-4-5 includes a trust or other instrument governing the distribution of assets following an individual’s death Indiana Code 29-2-12-1.5
Iowa
includes codicils Iowa Code 4.1 means the same as defined in section 633 Iowa Code 638.2
Kansas
includes codicils Kansas Statutes 77-201
Kentucky
includes codicils Kentucky Statutes 446.010 means a last will or testament, codicil, appointment by will, writing in the nature of a will in exercise of a power, and any other testamentary disposition Kentucky Statutes 394.010
Maine
includes a codicil Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
Maryland
includes a codicil
Michigan
includes , but is not limited to, a codicil and a testamentary instrument that appoints a personal representative, revokes or revises another will, nominates a guardian, or expressly excludes or limits the right of an individual or class to succeed to the decedent’s property that is passing by intestate succession Michigan Laws 700.1108 means that term as defined in section 1108 of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700 Michigan Laws 700.1002
Missouri
includes the words testament and codicil Missouri Laws 1.020
Montana
includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Montana Code 72-31-402 includes codicils Montana Code 1-1-205
New Hampshire
shall include codicils New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:22
North Carolina
shall be construed to include codicils as well as wills North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
North Dakota
includes codicils North Dakota Code 1-01-49
Ohio
includes codicil Ohio Code 1.59 includes codicils to wills admitted to probate, lost, spoliated, or destroyed wills, and instruments admitted to probate under section Ohio Code 2137.01
South Dakota
includes a codicil or codicils South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2 includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument South Dakota Codified Laws 55-19-1
Tennessee
includes codicil
Texas
includes :
(1) a codicil; and
(2) a testamentary instrument that merely:
(A) appoints an executor or guardian;
(B) directs how property may not be disposed of; or
(C) revokes another will
Utah
includes a codicil Utah Code 48-2e-1156 includes a codicil, a testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and an instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Utah Code 53-3-211
Vermont
includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and an instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument shall include codicils
Virginia
includes a codicil, testamentary instrument that only appoints an executor, and instrument that revokes or revises a testamentary instrument Virginia Code 64.2-116 includes any testament, codicil, exercise of a power of appointment by will or by a writing in the nature of a will, or any other testamentary disposition Virginia Code 64.2-100
Washington
means an instrument validly executed as required by RCW