The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Turns Her Attention To Legally Providing Care For Four-Legged Friends And Other Pets In Estate Plans.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Owner, Shannon Pawley, addresses pet lovers who want their beloved pets to be cared for in the event of their own demise or disability and encourages including directions for the pets’ care in estate planning documents.
DECATUR, GA, November 23, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Providing For Pets In Your Estate Planning.” Ms. Pawley offers information to help pet owners begin exploring setting up pet trusts.
“The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge effect on the lives of pets,” Pawley states. She continues, “In the beginning, during complete lockdown and extended time working from home, pet adoptions soared, and once over-crowded pet shelters were emptied. It became difficult to find a pet.” She further elaborates, “During the height of the pandemic tens of thousands of people died leaving their beloved pets behind without anyone to care for them. Many pets were found alone in homes where their owners had been hospitalized and subsequently died.”
According to Pawley, “Prior to the pandemic, statistics show that more than 500,000 pets were euthanized each year because their parent died or became incapacitated. Our pets are such an important part of our lives. They provide unconditional love and companionship, and their lives are completely disrupted when their owners are no longer there.” She adds, “It’s absolutely heartbreaking.”
“If the pandemic has taught pet owners anything at all,” says Pawley, “it is that they need to prepare legal documents that address the care of their pets in the event of death or disability. It’s no different than making preparations so that your two-legged loved ones are cared for.”
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.