What is a will?
A will (or last will and testament) is a signed legal document that distributes assets according to the wishes of a decedent after his or her death. A will does not have any legal authority until the person passes away and is presented in Probate Court. We advise everyone with minor children or any assets to have a will in place, even though the probate process is still involved when a person passes away. You can further protect your property and family arrangements with testamentary trusts created within the will itself.