A will is a document that tells how your estate should be distributed when you die. Every person who owns items of value should have a will. A will can also list who should serve as a guardian to minor children. It is extremely important that every parent have a will. In your will, you also name an executor, who is to carry out the wishes stated in your will. In North Carolina, when a person dies without a will his or her estate passes by intestate succession. Contact Phillips and McCrea today so that we can help you create your will.