The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley, Explains Some Of The Details Of Governorships And Conservatorships In Light Of Latest Britney Spears Drama.

Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley, takes time to explain the complications and difficulties of governorships and the differences between governorships and conservatorships as the world is being drawn into the current Britney Spear drama.

DECATUR, GA, July 14, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Managing Partner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Whoops, She Made Headlines Again,” in which Ms. Pawley explains how complicated governorships and conservatorships are and how infrequently they are used.

Pawley writes, “Britney Spears is making the world aware of Guardianships and Conservatorships which is raising lots of questions about these legal terms.” She continues, “What may not be clear are the varied and complicated obstacles, struggles, and obligations of any Guardianship or Conservatorship. Ms. Spears’ Conservatorship, which she has been living under for 13 years is making headlines as Spears makes efforts to get the conservatorship reversed.”

According to Pawley, “Most often, a conservatorship or legal guardianship is granted to legally authorize a person to make financial and/or health care decisions for those who are incapable of making decisions, such as people with mental disabilities and those with dementia.” She goes on to say that “The details of Britney Spears’ conservatorship drama can be found all over the Internet, so I will not delve into any of the alleged details of her case. However, I will explain the differences between guardianship and conservatorship and how and why they are typically used.”

Pawley launches into her article saying, “Let me begin by saying that the term guardianship is often used interchangeably with conservatorship, however there are legal differences. In Georgia, she adds, “the courts grant separate and distinct permissions when a person is being appointed a conservator versus a guardian over a protected person (similar to that of a parent over a child).” She further elaborates, “A conservator is a court appointed person to manage over the assets and financial affairs of the protected person. Whatever term you use,” Pawley says, “guardianship and conservatorship petitions are emotionally and financially expensive and are used in rare circumstances and typically only when they are deemed absolutely necessary.”


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. Victoria Collier and Shannon Pawley have grown their law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Victoria Collier

Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm 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.

Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.

Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

Shannon is the firm’s Managing Partner. 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.


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