What is a Last Will and Testament?

A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes for how their property should be distributed after their death. It also names the person responsible for managing and distributing the property until its final distribution. Without a will, state law will determine who inherits your assets when you pass away. A last will and testament, also known as a will, is a legal document that expresses your final wishes in the probate court when you die.

It allows you to leave your assets to your heirs, as well as to the guardians of any minor dependents. Probate courts will use your last will and testament when closing your estate. This legal document may also specify the details of custody and guardianship of any child survivors. A last will and testament describes your last wishes for your property and your minor children.

It is not effective until you die, and you can revoke or change it for as long as you live. The last will and testament you write will be one of your last legal documents to come into force.