Can a will be modified later?

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    Is it possible to modify or change the will at the later stage? If there is a change in circumstances?

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    Yes. A will can be modified later at any time by the maker of that will during his life time. It is the last will of the person concerned which is supreme and legally binding. So, a testator can make a new will at any time during life time.

    In this regard, Section 62 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925 is relevant, which states as under:

    62. Will may be revoked or altered.—A will is liable to be revoked or altered by the maker of it at any time when he is competent to dispose of his property by will.”


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