At the very least, if your spouse contributes to your family's annual income then adequate life insurance protection would be needed to supplement his or her income should he or she die, leaving your family without the income form your spouse.
If your spouse does not have an income but is a homemaker, then life insurance protection may be needed to help pay for daycare and other costs associated with the loss of a parent; such as, cleaning services, baby sitters, etc.
Use a life insurance needs calculator for additional help on estimating the amount of life insurance your spouse needs.
Life insurance on your spouse can help to replace his or her income, provide for additional living expenses due to a loss of a homemaker, and health ease the transition to a one parent family.
Learn more about life insurance for your spouse