Ideally, there shouldn’t be any necessity for estate planning. In a congenial, perfect family, surviving members would amicably divide everything equitably without a squabble, and set matters to rest with minimal fuss.
In Utopia, maybe. But we live in the real world.
In reality, death often leads to dissention. Arguments among the surviving members of the deceased’s family make estate planning an indispensable exercise. A will becomes even more essential in the case of a second marriage.