How to change a will or trust

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James Alvord specializes in wills and trusts, which may need a checkup following major life changes. Courtesy photo
While it’s true that wills and trusts go into effect the moment they are signed and they last up to and beyond a person’s death, life changes at any time may create a true need for a do-over. What kind of changes? For instance, when a person and their spouse are going through a divorce, will they still want to leave everything to “someone who did them so wrong?” Other traumatic events, like a death in the family or a major change in the condition of the person who was chosen as executor, may be wreaking havoc to a will or trust. And it’s not just the doom and gloom happenings – maybe there’s a new love in someone’s life, or maybe their three grandchildren are now numbering six with more on the horizon. They need to be included in the plans, right? Lawyers call thes
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