A Will is a testamentary document, which means it is controlling only after your death. Among many other things, a Will has three commands that are important for you to voice and leave to the discretion of the State of Idaho:
Who you want your possessions to go to;
Devise is a gift of real property;
Bequest or Legacy is a gift of personal property.
Who is charged with delivery of those possessions; and
n Idaho, the term for this office is Personal Representative. Other familiar terms include Executor and Administrator.
If you have minor children, who is charged with raising your minor children until they reach age 18.
The idea behind a Will is very simple. However, since it is difficult to ask a deceased person their true intentions, the courts, potential creditors, and beneficiaries highly scrutinize a Will to ensure it was properly prepared, signed, notarized and witnessed. This is where the magic happens and it is one of the major benefits of working with an attorney.