The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Explains Some Of The Basic Differences Between Estate Planning Attorneys And Elder Law Attorneys.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Owner, Shannon Pawley, elaborates on a topic that many people find a bit confusing: the differences between elder care attorneys and estate planning attorneys. She explains that the confusion is a result of overlapping services.
DECATUR, GA, August 12, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Difference Between Estate Planning And Elder Law Attorneys,” in which Ms. Pawley recognizes the value each provides.
Pawley writes, “People often ask me if there is a difference between Estate and Asset Planning Attorneys and Elder Law Attorneys.” She continues adding, “I can understand how the lines may become blurred because some of the services each provides seem to overlap. However, there are significant differences which I will explain. But, just as an overview,” Pawley says, “estate planning attorneys write the blueprints for the future event that everyone faces – death – which includes protection of one’s assets along the way. Elder law attorneys specifically help seniors navigate their changing needs as they age.”
According to Pawley, estate planning is an ongoing activity. She explains, “One way to think about estate planning is as a proactive task. It’s all about preparing for the inevitable – death. Proper estate plans establish the who, what, and when of what happens to your property and assets after your death.” She emphasizes, “The plan provides a roadmap for your family to follow when they can no longer look to you for guidance.”
Pawley goes on to add that “the plan must be updated whenever there is a noteworthy life change. For instance, selling an existing home, buying stocks, buying a rental property, the addition of new children or grandchildren, marriage, divorce or the sudden death of a spouse, relative or other loved one designated as a beneficiary in the estate plan.”
In terms of Elder Law, Pawley writes, “When people become elderly, there are many legal documents that must be in place in order to qualify for certain benefits. For example, seniors need to make sure they have disability documents in place and that they have a plan for their assets after they pass. However,” she adds, “qualifying for disability, Medicaid or Veteran’s benefits can be a confusing and strategic process, especially when you have assets in your name. Elder law attorneys help to protect these assets in the best manner while helping you qualify for medical benefits as soon as possible.” As Pawley notes, “Elder law attorneys typically have more expertise at Medicaid planning for long-term care.”
The entire article 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.
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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.