A will is one of the most common estate planning tools used. A will is the legal document used to distribute property upon your death. This is the simplest way to make sure that your property is transferred according to your wishes. A will can also nominate a guardian for your minor children and a personal representative to handle your estate upon death. Because of changes in your life such as the birth of a child, purchasing new real estate, marriage or divorce, we recommend that you review your will every three to five years to keep your will current.