Chapter 40. Wills and Intestacy

A will is a contract. It is a signed document that outlines the distribution of individuals property upon that individual death.

Decedent- the individual who is deceased

Estate- all of an inidivuial’s possessions including real  property and personal propety

Heirs- persons who inherit property by right of relationship from their decendent

testarix- woman who creates a will

what are the advantages of having a will

one is able to name the people who will inherit one’s property

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