A will is the legal statement of a person’s wishes as to the disposition of his or her property after death. In addition, you may name in your will the person you want to handle your estate. This person is called the executor, or personal representative. A will also lets you name the person that you want to serve as your minor children’s guardian. With a will you can also make gifts of your body for transplants or research, or provide instructions on where and how you wish to be buried.