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;
Who is charged with delivery of those possessions; and
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.