Your will and testament is most probably the most important document you ever create. In it you dispose of all the personal items and material goods and wealth you have accumulated in your life time. Initially a will and testament were two different documents. In a will a person disposed of all the physical assets he had and in the testament the personal effects were distributed.
Over time and common usage, these two documents have been combined into one all inclusive will and testament. While it is possible to write your own will and testament without the need to consult a lawyer, it is necessary to ensure that some basic aspects of the document are taken care of so that the distribution of the estate goes smoothly.