A will, also referred to as a testament, is a legally binding document in which an individual, known as the testator, stipulates how they would like their estate to be managed and their assets distributed after their death. This legal instrument allows a person to name one or more persons as the executor(s) of their estate and dictate the dispersal of both their real (immovable property like land or a house) and personal (movable property like jewelry or vehicles) property. Contrary to common belief, the term “will” is applicable to both real and personal property and has historically been used interchangeably with “testament.” A will can also establish a testamentary trust, which only comes into effect after the testator’s death. At the Law Office of David Pedrazas, PLLC, while the primary focus is on family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption, understanding related legal instruments like a will can be pivotal in ensuring the best interests of clients are preserved and their wishes respected within the legal framework.