If you have a Last Will and Testament that was created before your child turned 18 years old, you may now want to consider updating it.
Updating a will can be done by either 1) having a new will that takes the place of the old one; or 2) doing a “codicil” which is a specifically worded and witnessed legal document that attaches to the current will.
Once your child is an adult, you can decide if you would like for him or her to serve as your executor in your will. The executor is the person who is responsible for gathering all of the assets of the estate, paying bills, and making the final distributions of the property. To serve as executor, the person will need to be officially appointed by the probate court to serve. The executor can hire a probate attorney to help with this process.
If your child is now an adult, having them serve as your executor may be the best option for you, rather than having another relative or someone outside the family as executor.
If you would like to update your will, contact a Texas probate attorney for a consultation. Here at Kalish Law Office, we can help!