As unpleasant as it may be to think about your own death, taking the time to make a plan for how your property and possessions will be distributed is one of the most important and overlooked responsibilities a person has to their family. If it seems like a difficult task to decide who should get your house, car, pets, personal possessions and even debts when you die, just think about how hard it would be for one of your family members to have to decide for you. The family members of people who die without a will are generally forced to deal with an expensive, time consuming and complicated process to finalize the deceased’s estate. These family members usually end up having to do more work and receive less benefit from the estate due to lawyer fees, court costs, and tax rules. However, if inheritance issues are thought through and planned for ahead of time, your estate can be passed on relatively easily and cheaply.