The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Acknowledges The Importance Of Addressing Genetic Material In An Estate Plan.
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, turns her attention to the growing popularity of Artificial Reproductive Therapy and the storage of excess genetic material and how to address this important topic in an estate plan.
DECATUR, GA, September ••, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “How To Address Frozen Sperm, Eggs, and Embryos In Your Estate Plan,” in which Ms. Pawley provides four important areas to be considered.
“Currently,” Pawley writes, “about 2% of all births in the United States result from Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART). In 2021,” she adds, “there were close to 100,000 babies born using ART.” As Pawley notes, “The use of ART is growing as more couples face fertility issues. And fertility centers around the country are housing unused frozen sperm, eggs, and embryos.” According to Pawley, “The likelihood that frozen genetic material may survive the person who froze it gives rise to many questions. But,” she emphasizes, “for those who have genetic material in storage, the major questions of ownership and how the material should be disposed of or passed on are questions that must be addressed in an estate plan. A very specifically worded and well thought out estate plan.”
The entire blog can be read at LINK HERE
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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.