Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something happens to you. But don't think of your will as static. It should evolve as your life does.
Legal experts suggest reviewing it yearly and updating as needed to reflect big personal changes like having another child, buying property ...
No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age.
Writing out a will is the first step in what's called estate planning -- how you want your property distributed after you die. If you don't have a will, your estate will go into probate, with the court deciding who gets your assets and even personal belongings.