Can a person have more than one will? 2 Answers as of February 25, 2016

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Shimberg and Crohn, P.C. | Jonathan Shimberg
No - the last will is the one that control, as most if not all wills revoke all prior wills in their first paragraph, unless the later will is a codicil that only modifies portions of the earlier will.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/25/2016
Ashcraft & Ashcraft, Ltd.
Ashcraft & Ashcraft, Ltd. | Randall C. Romei
The most recent Will generally contains language that revokes the prior wills. Without such language the probate court will have to decide if the decedent's intent in creating the current Will was to supersede the earlier Will.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 2/25/2016
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