Anyone of legal age 18 years old in most states and sound mind can make a Will. If you have property that you wish to distribute at the time of your death, you should have a Will. When you make out your Will, you'll need to designate beneficiaries and an executor. The beneficiaries are the people or organizations who receive your property. The executor is the one you designate to see that your wishes are carried out.
There is an array of opinions as to when a person fully matures. Should the legal age of adulthood be lowered or raised? At what age do you think you are grown? Is it fair that people can serve in the military and vote at 18, but not buy alcohol until they are 21? Neuroscientists now know that brain maturation continues far later into development than had been believed previously.
A lot of people weigh in on their feelings about when we become adults, that includes our parents, peers and the government. Are you an adult because you can fight in a war, buy a gun, or serve as a juror? The bottom line is that what drives rules and regulations on things like drinking and going to war has nothing to do with the science behind how and when our brains mature. Age limitations are drawn mainly for financial and political reasons.
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