What is a Will?

A Will is any written document which directs the manner of distribution of anything owned by the writer at the time of death. It should name an executor whose job is to probate the Will after death and carry out its instructions. A Will may also appoint guardians of the estates of minors who receive property under the Will.

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1. What is a Will?
2. Should everyone have a Will?
3. What if there is no Will?
4. Does a Will become outdated?
5. Must a Will be witnessed?
6. When must a Will be registered?
7. When should a Will be changed?
8. How much does a Will cost?
9. Does a Will create more probate expenses?
10. Can life insurance take the place of a Will?
11. Does joint ownership avoid the need for having a Will?
12. Are taxes payable on an estate?