What your Will states
By Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer.
The document will tell people two main things:
Who should have your estate when you pass on.
Who should be in charge of organizing your estate and following your instructions – this person is called your ‘executor’. You can name more than one person if you like.
Your will can also be used to tell people about any of your other wishes, such as instructions for your burial or cremation.
The executor will do their best to ensure your will is followed, as long as your wishes don’t involve breaking the law. Note than it may not always be possible for the executor to carry out your instructions, but if you do have a will there’s a better chance of things happening the way you want them to.