We use a team approach to best meet your needs and be here for you when you need us. We work with you and anyone else you want to be a part of your planning to best serve you, such as family members or trusted advisors, like your financial advisor and accountant.
Meet Our Team
Marnie attended undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2007. Upon graduation Marnie moved to Valdosta with her husband, Byron, and began working with her mentor, John Bennett. In 2013 Marnie became a partner of the firm which became known as Bennett Watson Trust Estate & Elder Law. Marnie continues to dedicate her professional life to creating estate plans that work and empowering her clients throughout their decision-making process. She firmly believes that in addition to planning for an estate at death, an effective plan must address the challenges of aging and disability.
Marnie is a member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys where she serves as an advisory board member, as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Special Needs Planners, Valdosta Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and is past President of the Valdosta Bar Association.
Marnie and Byron have two sons and a golden retriever named Jake. They are members of Valdosta First United Methodist Church. Marnie enjoys volunteering for Hospice of South Georgia and Easter Seals Southern Georgia.
Tricia is a native of the beautiful dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. At an early age, she moved with her family to New York where she called home until moving to the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville when she was 16 years old. Tricia and her husband, Luis, have two children and enjoy spending time as a family. They share a love for their sweet black and white kitty cat, Vaca, (Spanish for "cow") whose name comes from her color pattern resembling a dairy cow.