As I scanned through my South Florida Estate Planning Attorney Facebook friends’ status updates looking for other people’s take on the Gator game the night before, I was innundated with posts of people typing the same cliched lines over and over again. We will always remember. We will never forget. One of my friends even posted that he remembers going to sleep the night before with no idea of what was going to happen on September 11th. NO KIDDING! Unless you were in on the planning or have precognative abilities, NO ONE saw it coming.
My wife said something interesting though. She said it must be awkward to have a friend or family member that died on September 11, 2001 but not due to any terrorist act. What if your husband died in a car accident in Omaha, Nebraska at 6:35 am on September 11, 2001? While his death was not Al Queda related (I assume), was it any more expected?
While we should not forget the horror of 9/11, we should also remember that not all deaths happen 3,000 at a time. In fact, most deaths are unexpected and happen 1 at a time. Since life is precious, the death rate is 100 percent and none of us know when it might be our turn to go, it is absolutely imperative that you get your estate plan drafted today and protect your family in case tomorrow is the day you die. You may be thinking that “tomorrow is the day you die” is a ridiculous statement surely not to come true. 3,000 Americans may have been thinking the same thing on September 10, 2001.
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