A District of Columbia last will and testament is a testamentary document that provides a set of instructions, to both your family and to the District of Columbia probate court, on how you’d like your District of Columbia estate to be handled. Most District of Columbia last will provide clear instructions on how the testator, (the person making a simple will), would like their property distributed after his or her death. In addition, a District of Columbia last will can also serve several other functions. In addition to directing how assets are to be distributed, a District of Columbia last will and testament can also do the following things:
Creating a District of Columbia last will is a quick way to ensure that your assets are distributed exactly the way you would like after you pass. Your last will gives you the power to decide how you would like valuable family heirlooms to be distributed amongst your beneficiaries. In addition, using a last will and testament you can also provide for close friends, important charitable organizations and for your church or other religious organization in The District of Columbia. Often individuals will also use their last will and testament to give a gift to their high school, college or their university. Perhaps most importantly, having a valid last will and testament will ensures that your estate is distributed exactly the way you would like.