The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Helps Provide Control Over Lives Through Estate Planning To Those Who May No Longer Have Control Because Of Illness Or Accidents.
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, offers peace of mind to anyone 18 and over who wants to have a voice in their lives should their own mental or physical abilities no longer be in their control due to illness through the creation of estate plans.
DECATUR, GA, November 30, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “If You Lose Your Ability To Communicate Your Estate Plan Communicates For You,” in which Ms. Pawley urges action over procrastination.
Pawley asks her readers, “What would happen if you were to suffer severe cognitive or physical decline, lose your independence, your voice, control over your life?” She continues adding, “You just never know when you go for your next physical exam or check-up what the doctor might find. Far too often many a dire diagnosis is brought to light during routine annual physical check-ups. Sometimes,” she emphasizes, “these diagnoses are indicative of impending cognitive and/or physical decline.” She poses a second question: “What happens when you are no longer able to communicate?”
As Pawley notes, “It’s easy to ask someone not to panic when they receive this kind of news. But that rarely works. People tend to panic.” She continues, “Of course, second opinions ought to be sought. Maybe even third opinions. But one thing that does not require a second opinion is the creation of an Estate Plan.” Pawley states, “Once a diagnosis that could mean cognitive or physical decline is made, whether it ever happens or not is not something you want to test when it comes to making sure you are cared for the way you want to be cared for.”
According to Pawley, “Most people procrastinate about creating estate plans. Estate plans are not just for the distribution of wealth or assets upon death.” She further elaborates, “They are also legal instruments through which you communicate the kind of care you want to receive should you lose the ability to communicate for yourself.” Pawley continues, “You provide specific instructions, detailing your expectations and instructions. You assign the roles of Powers of Attorney for your health care and for your finances to someone you trust implicitly to make sure your wishes are carried out.”
Pawley writes, “I urge anyone who has been given a recent diagnosis and is still thinking clearly to get busy making sure your wishes are made clear before you are no longer able to communicate your desires and expectations. Once cognitive or physical decline sets in, the legality of documents can be questioned and even rendered null and void.”
The entire article 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.