A will lets you direct precisely who will receive all the property you have accumulated over your lifetime. Without a will, the state in which you live could decide who receives what – all according to inflexible rules.
Your will can contain a trust that provides financial security and money management for family members who need special assistance.
Your will permits you to nominate the person who will handle your estate or serve as guardian of minor children.
Your will enables you to assist friends and charities that the law omits.
A skillfully drafted will can allow your family to minimize taxes and other costs that may sap your estate of vital assets.
Your will can be an expression of your personal values, by remembering a special person in your life, distributing cherished heirlooms or providing for the charities that were important to you.