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A document stating how and to whom a person wants his/her property transferred after death. In addition to transferring property, a will may specify how certain responsibilities are to be performed. For example, a will may state who shall take care of the decedent's minor children, how they are to be educated, and so forth. A court must enforce the provisions of a will unless there is some overriding legal reason for it not to do so. Many advisers recommend writing a will to ensure that the writer's wishes are carried out.


A will is a legal document you use to transfer assets you have accumulated during your lifetime to the people and institutions you want to have them after your death.

The will also names an executor -- the person or people who will carry out your wishes.

You can leave your assets directly to your heirs, or you can use your will to establish one or more trusts to receive the assets and distribute them at some point in the future.

The danger of dying without a will is that a court in the state where you live will decide what happens to your assets. Its decision may not be what you would have chosen, and its deliberations can be costly and delay settling your estate.


An instrument by which a person directs the disposition of assets after death.At one time the term will referred to disposition of real property, and a testament was a disposition of personal property,hence the expression “last will and testament.”Today,will covers all properties. See also holographic will (handwritten), nuncupative will (oral), intestate succession (dying without a will), and escheat (dying with no will and no heirs).
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It's too late to call this evening, but we'll come tomorrow.
Then we'll suppose expenses and salary for me is twenty thousand.
Never mind, they will be here soon, and then we'll have a frolic," she said to herself, and thinking she had been mistaken she went into the study to wait.
And as for having a share in it, you bet we'll all have a share in it.
That's our motto--only we'll put Prince Edward Island in place of England.
Of course we'll have one," I said, "and Dan will edit it.
Well, we'll go ahead then," I said, with a sigh of relief that the project had been so easily launched.
And they ran after me and I ran and ran, till at last they caught me and tied my neck with a rope and hanged me to a tree, saying, `Tomorrow we'll come back for you and you'll be dead and your mouth will be open, and then we'll take the gold pieces that you have hidden under your tongue.
The vision is to be able to, whether it's a mine or a grocery store, go to (a business) and say, 'You concentrate on what you make money at, whether it's mining or selling groceries, and we'll take care of all the other stuff,"' Perello said.
We'll get net immigration down to the tens of thousands
I'll take you away from this city of man All pushed into trains like sardines in a can People running all over with nowhere to go Streets full of faces with their heads bowed so low We'll fly away just you and I in my orange balloon And a peppermint sky We will pass meadows of silver all silver and gold Woodlands of blue haze all your arms can hold Past purple mountains where gold eagles play On to green pastures that's where we'll stay No more running all over with nowhere to go We'll we bathing in lakes were cool waters flow We'll fly away just you and I in my orange balloon And a peppermint sky by Bery Barlow, Pensby
History Repeated THE governments are buying guns To give to other people's sons They say to promote their cause At fighting other nations' wars They've sold off all our fighting ships To implement their foreign trips To transport all our Royal Marines They'll have to go in submarines And if they see how it goes Commission the Victory and the Mary Rose It's secret so we'll keep it dark The Sheffield and the Cutty Sark We'll probably go there with the Yanks But we'll have to bring along our tanks And hopefully unlike times before We'll not end in the third world war COLIN BELL, Forest Hall, North Tyneside

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