When you create a last will or a trust, the idea is to create a legacy. You can assign certain assets to loved ones, family members or even charities that you love and support. You may find, as life moves on, that you have reason to update your will. People you included as heirs may die, children may no longer require guardians or your family could grow due to a new member.
Updating your will is always the best way to approach these changes, but they could continue to happen after you pass on, leaving your legacy vulnerable. Placing your most valuable assets in a trust can ensure that your belongings and assets stay in your family and don't end up divided with an in-law in the event of a divorce.