It’s not uncommon for people to have a need to amend their estate planning documents. However, it is important that the amendment is done correctly to ensure its validity. Changes should not simply be made in the margins of existing trust documents. Instead, any amendment made to a trust document should be made as its own separate page.
If a change is made to any page in a trust, it must be notarized, signed and witnessed just like the original document itself. In the event that a change is made in the margin of a page, the best thing to do is print out a copy of the original. Then, the amendment can be properly added to the most recent valid version of the trust.