A will is a set of instructions that explains how you want your property distributed after your death. In Oregon, you must be at least 18 years old and of sound mind to make a will. A will allows you to decide who will manage your money and other property after you die and how that property will be distributed. It lets your wishes be heard regarding the care of minor and disabled children and often prevents disputes among your relatives. It is a good idea for your will to be carefully drafted, and it should comply with Oregon’s many legal formalities.