When Only a Will Recommended
While our law office often uses a MA revocable living trust to achieve estate planning goals a client walks in with, some clients just don't need the extra features.
So, for some clients, a MA will (sometimes called a Massachusetts Last Will and Testament, for the needlessly wordy) will clearly suffice.
When assets are very limited, but...
For time eternal, people have owned more or less than other persons. Some have such few assets, or all assets are in accounts that have beneficiaries, that a will is just not needed.
But, if a guardian of a child (minor) is needed, then a will is needed. Because a will is the proper place in legal documents to appoint a legal guardian.