A well-crafted last will and testament can accomplish a lot, including outlining how your property will be distributed upon your passing, specifying who will act as the personal representative of your estate, and dictating who will be guardians of your minor children. Wills are a great fit for young parents and older folks with modest estates. Many individuals believe that they can simply create their own wills themselves; however this is rarely a good idea. Estate planning is not one size fits all and books, software programs, and online forms contain liability disclaimers. Also, provisions contained in your will are not applicable to assets that you own in joint tenancy or that have payable upon death beneficiaries. In addition, you may need more complex planning, such as a trust. It is worthwhile to have a competent and experienced attorney review your situation and prepare your will to ensure it complies with Utah law.