The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley, Offers A List Of Attributes To Require When Looking To Hire A Non-Family Caregiver.

Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley acknowledges the greater need for in-home care for loved ones since the onset of COVID-19 and she provides a bit of insight into how to go about finding non-family in-home care.

DECATUR, GA, April 27, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Managing Partner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “What To Look For When Selecting A Non-Family Caregiver,” in which Ms. Pawley provides a list or attributes to look for during the selection process.

Pawley writes, “Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic made families think twice about putting a loved one in a long-term care or nursing home facility. For nearly a year,” she adds, “it was impossible to gain access to these facilities as the pandemic ravaged those dear ones who were already residents. As a result, in the past year and a half, home care services have been on the rise as families look to have their loved ones’ needs tended to in the comfort of their own homes.” She acknowledges, “However, that too has been challenging in light of the precautions being taken as a result of the pandemic.”

As Pawley points out, “Finding qualified caregivers willing to accept a position during this time has been and continues to be difficult. However,” she emphasizes, “it is a crucial role that so many people are desperate to fill as more people are returning to work and may no longer be available to those who require their care. Remember that your desperation could very well cloud your judgment.” She elaborates, “It’s kind of like the advice to not go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. You’ll inevitably end up with things you really don’t need and shouldn’t have. Likewise, desperation can be destructive when searching for an in-home caregiver.” 

“I’ve put together a list of some of the non-negotiable traits to look for when selecting an in-home caregiver,” Pawley writes. She goes on to add, “If you don’t sense these traits in those you are interviewing, move on until you find the right balance of traits. After all, the idea is to give both yourself and your loved one peace of mind. If you are comfortable from the outset your relationship with the caregiver will only become stronger as will the bond between caregiver and care recipient.”


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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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