The primary importance of a will is that you can designate what assets are going to go to which person. You can designate a certain asset to go to a certain person, that a group of assets will go to a group of people, or that your entire estate goes to a certain group of people in certain percentages. You can also designate a personal representative. A personal representative is what’s also known as an executor. That person is going to garner all your assets, pay all your debts, and then distribute the property that’s left in accordance with your wishes. You can also designate a guardian in your will. Although not binding on the court, normally the court will follow your wishes and designate the guardian you select. Finally, you can designate a minor as one of your beneficiaries. If you do so, we can create a trust such that that minor will be paid in time as you direct.