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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About The Probate Process And Explains Why One Needs An Estate Plan Not Just A Will.

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, explains what is entailed in the probate process, citing the example of Aretha Franklin and she explains why one needs both and estate plan and a will.

DECATUR, GA, October ••, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “Where There’s A Will There’s A Probate.” Ms. Pawley addresses the commonly misunderstood process of probate.

Pawley states, “We commonly hear the term “probate” whenever someone starts thinking about leaving assets to heirs, or after someone has passed on.” She continues, “So many people think that having a will is the ticket out of probate.” She emphasizes, “Not so.” As Pawley notes, “Technically “probate” refers to the proving of the will, meaning that there is a Will, and the court has determined that it is valid. After that, a separate issue is the administration or disbursement of the assets designated in the Will.” Pawley explains, “These two separate and distinct actions are collectively referred to as “probate.” The fact,” Pawley adds, “is that just having a Will does not allow you to avoid probate, but the exact opposite: A Will alone is your one-way ticket straight to probate.”

The entire blog can be read by CLICKING 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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