Learn to know when a will is ripe for revision
Some types of pears and other fruit don’t change color as they ripen. You have to feel the softening. If you wait too long, you’ll eat overly sweet fruit or have to throw it away.
Similarly, if your will has been sitting in your desk or another safe place for awhile, it may have passed its peak financial efficiency unnoticed.
A will that has been signed and witnessed stays valid until the time — if ever — when you revoke it. Your financial condition may have changed in ways your present will doesn’t reflect.