Everybody is a Wise Guy When It Comes to Hamburgers and Estate Planning

Kristen Marks

by Kristen Marks

Kristen Marks is a travel enthusiast, empty-nest mom to two young adult children, athlete, attorney, author, speaker, proud wife of almost three decades (to the same wonderful man!), and the founder of My Pink Lawyer®, Florida Estate & Legacy Planning attorneys. Kristen has been crafting professional estate plans for Floridians and their families for over 28 years.

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“What are you doing? The lettuce goes on the bottom,” my son jokingly chastised me as I was putting together his veggie burger the other day.


“What are you talking about? I always put the lettuce on last.”


“The lettuce goes on the bottom so that it soaks up the juice of the burger. Everyone knows that.”


I had to laugh. Where in the world does Drew come up with this stuff?


Does anyone else out there put their lettuce on the bottom hamburger bun and then add the burger?


So it goes in my household.


Everyone has an opinion.


So too you have probably heard stories from your friends and neighbors that their estate planning attorney told them “this” or recommended “that” and hey, if it’s good enough for your friend, then that should be good enough for you too.


Unfortunately, just as there are many ways to build a hamburger, so too there are many ways to design your Family Succession Plan.


The “trick” in crafting your Family Succession Plan is to ensure that your Plan:


(a) meets all of your planning goals,


(b) takes into account your unique family dynamics and relationships,


(c) addresses your concerns about protecting your family’s assets and family members,


(d) takes into account relevant state and federal law that applies to your situation, and


(e) also saves your family the most amount of time, money and headaches down the road.


We cover all of these bases and more during our Florida Family Succession Strategy Sessions. These are two hour private consultations with one of attorneys.


There is a reservation fee to reserve your spot and we do ask that you compete and turn in a questionnaire before your consultation. I personally review each questionnaire in advance so that I am prepared for you and to save us time when we meet.


You may reserve your strategy session online. Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet our new associate attorney, Amanda Elliott, and her baby bump when you come in to meet with me.

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White Spot Gus BurgerWell, I’m hungry so I’m off to perfect the art of hamburger building. Have you ever tried a “Gus Burger”? They are a hit in our household. You add a fried egg on top of your burger patty. The name comes from the specialty burger at White Spot Café in Charlottesville, Virginia. My husband attended UVA and apparently the White Spot was quite the popular late night hangout.


Kristen “Short Order Cook” Marks


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