Even if you have no detailed estate plan, a will is a basic and essential document to ensure the transfer of your assets to your loved ones after your death. If a person dies without executing a will then that persons assets will be distributed according to Florida law. Often, this is not what the deceased would have wanted. By executing a will you can avoid such a result and direct your transfer of assets, appoint guardians for your children and make other important directives pertaining to your assets and loved ones.