Three main reasons you should make a will:
1. It makes things far easier for your friends or family to deal with the administrative process when you die. Without a will, this process can be time consuming and stressful.
2. If you don’t have one, your possessions will be shared among your loved ones in a standard way defined by the state laws, which is not necessarily what you might want.
3. It’s especially important to write a will if you have family members who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave anything to people outside of your immediate family.