Today I turned on the Today Show and learned of the passing of Attorney Michael Marion who was only 42 years old. His wife, Bobbie Thomas, who is a Style Editor for the Today show, shared this heartbreaking story. This story reminds me why I chose to be an Estate Planning attorney. I have lost loved ones far too soon in life and hearing Bobbie's story about losing her husband far too soon reminds me why I pray and hope to help other families, both in life, and for what needs to happen after life. Every young family should not delay but seek out the help of an Estate Planning attorney to learn how you can protect your family, protect your assets and even avoid Probate. Probate gets the courts involved and can be expensive as well as stressful on your surviving family members.
Here is a link with Bobbie's story. Watch it and ask yourself what would you do if you suddenly lost a loved one early in life. Do you know what you would do? Did your loved one even have a Will and if so, do you know where it is? We should all be grateful for Bobbie sharing her story and I hope it helps you review your plan.