A will is a document made by one person that states who their belongings should go to after they have passed away. The will can be made by the person and signed by an attorney, or an attorney can help the person write the will so that it is fair to all parties involved. If someone owns a home, he or she has a few options when it comes to their will. The home can be sold, and the money from the sale divided between family members. The person who owns the house can also state in the will who they want to own the house. If there is only one child, the belongings would normally go to that child. A spouse can also take control of the home after the person passes away.