Under any circumstances, the loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience. But, if your family is also left without sufficient money to meet basic living needs or prepare for future goals, they will have to cope with a financial crisis at the same time. Depending upon their current financial resources and ability to "get back on their feet" emotionally and financially, your family might be forced to move to a less desirable home, abandon education and career plans, reorder family priorities (such as the amount of time spent with the children) and, in general, cut back on the quality of life you have worked hard to achieve.
Your family might even be forced to go into debt simply to pay the expenses, like funeral costs and legal fees that result from your death. A moment's reflection will tell you that the lack of sufficient life insurance coverage when a loved one dies can have devastating consequences for a family... consequences that can last for years.