Obligatory: A will to ensure the repayment of debts and return things held in trust;
Recommended: A will made in favor of relatives who are not heirs and for charitable purposes;
Reprehensible: A will made in favor of people who indulge in sin;
Forbidden: A will created for a forbidden purpose, such as building a temple. A will is also forbidden if it amounts to harming any of one’s heirs.
Permissible: A will made in favor of relatives and non-relatives who are well off.
A will is deemed to have been made in one of three ways: a verbal statement, a written document, and a clear signal.