What can be accomplished by making a
By making a valid will you accomplish the following:
1. You decide how should your property be distributed after
your death. You, and not the courts, choose who will receive
what. You can leave all your assets to one person, as for
example your spouse, or you can leave specific gifts to
particular persons and/or organizations. You can even disinherit
someone if you so wish. Also, you can designate alternates,
second choice beneficiaries. This provides for the situation
when your first choice predeceases you.
2. You appoint a person whom you trust as personal guardian
of your minor children.
3. You appoint a custodian, trustee, or property guardian to
manage the property you leave to minor children, or property
they may receive from other sources.
4. You appoint the executor of your will: the person or
institution you trust and want to be in charge of distributing
your property according to your will. See the
list of provisions included in the last wills prepared by