A will is a legal document that allows you to direct how your estate will be administered and distributed. If you die with a will (testate), then the designations which you set forth in the document will control who receives your property. A will also designates the person responsible for managing your estate and carrying out your wishes. This person is generally referred to as the Personal Representative. If you die with out a will (intestate), your property will pass according to the laws of the State of Florida.