A will or testament is a legal document that expresses a person's testator wishes as to how their property estate is to be distributed after their death and as to which person executor is to manage the property until its final distribution. For the distribution devolution of property not determined by a will, see inheritance and intestacy. Though it has at times been thought that a "will" historically applied only to real property while "testament" applied only to personal property thus giving rise to the popular title of the document as "last will and testament" , the historical records show that the terms have been used interchangeably. A will may also create a testamentary trust that is effective only after the death of the testator. Throughout most of the world, disposal of an estate has been a matter of social custom.
Free Will Form and Guidelines on How to Write a Will
Use our Last Will and Testament form to declare your final wishes about how to distribute your possessions and handle your affairs after you pass away. A last will and testament is a legal document outlining your wishes for how your property and affairs are to be handled when you pass away, and how you wish your funeral to be conducted. It should not be confused with a living will , which conveys your wishes for your end-of-life medical treatment. A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines what should be done with your property and other affairs after you pass away.