A will is a document that states a person’s final wishes. Most people associate wills with how a person wants to distribute his or her property after death. However, a will can do other things as well. Perhaps most importantly for families with minor children, parents can name who they want to be the guardian of their children if both parents die. A will can also be a vehicle used to set up a trust that can be used for various purposes, including helping pay for the needs of dependents (minor children, persons with special needs, etc.).