What is the name of your state? Virginia
My mother(81) had made a codicil to her will. She is insisting that in the state of VA all she has to do is write it in her own handwriting and sign it...no witnesses, no notary, nothing. She says it is will be legal if its in her own handwriting and nothing else needs to be done. So, is she right? Plus, her handwriting has deteriorated as she has gotten older, and she said it took her 10 times to write the codicil so that it can be read. And she is keeping the codicil at home and not with the will.