Who needs a will? Chances are good that you do. If you have a family and/or any assets that you wish to pass on, creating a will is one of the smartest legal moves you can make. In simple terms, a will is a testamentary document spelling out your instructions for what will become of your assets when you pass away and detailing any wishes you have related to a funeral, burial, and other final affairs. These are decisions we all need to make, and a will is the best way to record them clearly and unambiguously.