Seattle, WA asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut

Q: Hello, I am a low income senior & I have two questions about my existing will.

1-I no longer live at the address that is in the will. Will that in any way affect the validity of my will?

2-What happens to the condo that I now own which is not in my will? Will it automatically go to my next of kin; my nieces?

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Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Orange, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: #1. The address change should not make a material difference with regard to your will being valid.

#2. If your will disposes of the "residue" of your estate, which all well drafted wills should, then your condo would be included in that residue and would be distributed according to who you chose to leave those assets to. If that is not the case, the yes, you definitely should update your will. If you died without properly leaving the condo to a person/people in your will then the condo would pass to your heirs at law.

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