The last thing you may want to think about is what happens after you or someone you love dies. Yet it is an inevitability. In certain circumstances, a spouse is unofficially a beneficiary of assets and an estate. However, it should never be automatically assumed that a surviving spouse will inherit assets or receive anything, especially without a will in place.
Traditionally, your spouse would likely inherit your things even if you die without a will, but you shouldnâ€™t leave that up to chance. Additionally, if you want anyone other than your spouse to receive any of your assets, you would need to include that in your will because that isnâ€™t the default.