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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About Heirs’ Property And The Most Effective Solution To Its Title Issues.

Shannon Pawley, The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner explains Heirs’ Property, the nightmares that happen when not taken care of, and how best to solve the issues.

DECATUR, GA, March ••, 2024: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitledAvoiding the Nightmare of Heirs’ Property,in which Ms. Pawley states that prevention is the “best and most cost-effective solution.”

Pawley states, “You may be wondering, “What exactly is Heir’s Property?” She explains, “Typically, Heirs’ Property’ refers to family-owned property inherited by multiple generations without the formal legal proceedings necessary to prove ownership. Sometimes, “heirs’ property” refers simply to any property owned primarily by relatives as tenants in common.”

As Pawley notes, “Without an estate plan, a will, or any formal probate proceedings at an owner’s death, heirs may possess the property, but lacking the clear title necessary to prove their ownership status, they may not be able to sell the property, use the property as collateral for financing, or receive USDA benefits for farming activities conducted on the property.” She emphasizes, “Without this legal process, land records never reflect the next generation of owners. In many cases, this lack of legal process continues through multiple generations, resulting in a situation where formal land title records show that the property is owned by someone who may have passed away decades earlier. It also means that the heirs may be at a greater risk of losing the property through a partition action or because they fail to pay their property taxes.”

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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