What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document declaring how the “Testator” (the will maker) wishes his or her assets to be distributed at death, and whom the Testator wishes to have handle his affairs after he has died. Ordinarily, a Will is revocable and amendable and may be changed at any time prior to death (assuming the testator has mental capacity). This right to change the Will may be restricted or even eliminated through prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, contracts, or by joint mutual contractual wills. A Will has no legal effect until death and being admitted to Court through Probate.