If you have a spouse and children, you might be surprised to learn that your spouse will not necessarily get your entire estate. This can can be especially problematic if you die owning real estate in your sole name and have minor children. Guardianships would have to be established and authority granted from the court before the property would be able to be sold. There are also a whole host of other potential problems that can be avoiding by having a will or living trust.
Bad things happen to the families of good people who die without a will. Don’t let this happen to you.