Will

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.