You always meant to get around to writing a will, but you never did. Now, in the aftermath of your death, your family is learning that not having a will can cause trouble. When you die without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine who inherits your estate, and it may not be whom you expect.
There are a lot of things that you have to handle when a loved one passes away. You may have to make the final arrangements. You might have to handle other duties, as well.
Very few people actually seek to become an executor of an estate or the trustee of a trust that becomes active after someone dies or becomes incapacitated. It is a dubious honor, typically unpaid, that can create a lot of personal stress as well as interpersonal conflicts.