Planning for Death. Are You Ready?

by Amy Sharp

Margaret McCullough Connolly, Sugar Land Attorney and Counselor at Law

Dr. Thomas Kolenko, the owner of Freedom Chiropractic and Rehab, knows a thing or two about well-being. He’s passionate about educating his patients on chiropractic techniques and ways to improve health. And Dr. Kolenko is also a husband and a father. That’s why he engaged Fort Bend attorney Margie Connolly to look out for the well-being of his family.

Dr. Kolenko says, “My oldest was born when I was 21 years old. At that time, we set something up so that if something happened to my wife and me, my brother-in-law would take care of my daughter. That’s it…we didn’t own anything. But things change as you get older. Now I have two children, a home, cars, and a business owned and operated by myself and my wife. Most of our family lives in Michigan and Florida. I was very uncomfortable with the ‘what-ifs’ should something happen to my wife and me.”

“I knew it was time to get something in writing,” continues Dr. Kolenko. “And I know little to nothing about law and taxes. Margie guided us from beginning to end. We walked through every scenario step-by-step. We put together a will and trust that included our children, the business, our assets, and medical directives. Margie just took care of it…she’s incredibly easy to work with. We are happy with the result, and now have the peace of mind that everything is ready to go should the unthinkable happen.”

“No one likes preparing for death,” says Margie. “But 100% of us die. An estate plan simply means putting a plan in place to take care of your loved ones, a plan for the distribution of your assets, and a plan to instruct loved ones on your wishes should you become physically incapable to make decisions for yourself. Everyone’s needs are different. That’s why–as I did for Dr. Kolenko–I walk you step-by-step through the process to understand your specific goals and expectations. Should the unthinkable happen, an estate plan will be invaluable in ensuring your family is properly taken care of.” 

Planning for death is imperative…and no one knows how much time they have. Call Margie to put a plan in place today!