Every adult person should consider making a Will. Each year a large number of people die without Wills, leaving major decisions in the hands of the states of New Jersey or New York. Wills are especially important for parents of children who are under eighteen, as arrangements for the children’s financial support and/or appointed guardian can be determined. Without a Will, any property distributed to minor children could be subject to an expensive court-appointed guardianship, which could greatly affect inheritance. And in some states, if you were married and childless, your parents could split your property with your spouse if not alternatively predetermined in a Will.