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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Educates Readers About An Often Overlooked Proceeding That May Help Surviving Spouses And Minor Children After Pandemic-Related Deaths.

Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, writes about the Petition For Year’s Support in hopes of helping surviving spouses and minor children who may have been left with little or no financial support.

DECATUR, GA, July 26, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “Petition For Year’s Support May Serve You If Your Spouse Passed During The Pandemic.” Ms. Pawley reviews the most common instances when the Year’s Support proceeding is used.

“In the past few years,” Pawley states, “it’s safe to say that many people who passed away suddenly during the pandemic likely did so without having a will or estate plan in place.” She continues, “Many of those people had spouses and minor children. Many did not have great wealth either. In some instances, they may have been completely insolvent. For this reason, I am educating readers about the proceeding known as Petition for Year’s Support.”

Pawley points out, “One important point is that the petitioner has two years from the time the loved one passed in which to file a Petition for Year’s Support.” She explains that “The Petition came about from a recognized duty of a spouse to protect and provide for his or her surviving spouse and minor children, and to supply their immediate wants and necessities during the period of administration of the decedent spouse’s estate. Under Georgia law, a surviving spouse may file the petition asking the court to set aside an award of an amount sufficient to support the spouse for 12 months.”

The entire blog can be read at LINK HERE

About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.



Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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