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Can I do a formal codicil to my will, with witnesses and notarized affidavit, instead of having a new one drawn up?

Location: Eastland  |  Law type: estate planning

I did a will in 2019 saying executor will sell all and divide between four relatives.  Since then, I've transferred almost all of my land and personal property to two of these relatives.  I would like to explain the value the other two received during their lifetimes, so there isn't a dispute about being treated unfairly.  I've read that a codicil could do that and also let me give instruction for the few personal items that are left (antique breakfront; deceased husband's tools, etc), but a neighbor said codicils are not allowed in Texas unless there is a large estate, so I should just attach a "memo" to the will. I only have my social security and cannot afford a new will.  I don't want to leave my executor with a dispute.

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