For questions about finding, reading, or interpreting the legal document created by a person to indicate how their property should be distributed upon their death.
A will is a formal declaration of how an individual wishes their property to be distributed upon their death, and is commonly described as a Last Will and Testament. Wills were usually written documents, but occasionally nuncupative (oral) wills were made. Use will for any questions about this type of document, such as finding, reading, interpreting, or understanding wills.
Although the procedure varies greatly from country to country, after a person's death, in order for the wishes of the deceased to be carried the will must generally be proved by a court to establish its validity. This process is commonly called probate. For questions about this process use the probate tag.