The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Answers A Common Question About Whether Once A Medical Directive Is Drawn Up It Can Be Changed.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, addresses the concern many clients have once they’ve drawn up legal Medical Directives about whether it is within their legal rights to change them.
DECATUR, GA, August 25, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “You’re Allowed To Change Your Mind And Your Medical Directives.” Ms. Pawley reviews some of the documents in a Medical Directive and makes it clear that they can be changed once drawn up.
Pawley writes, “Let’s say you created a medical directive that includes a living will, Durable Power of Attorney (DPA) for health care, Do Not Resuscitate orders (DNR) and perhaps a few other instructions.” She continues, “The question I get asked most often, once these documents are completed is, what if I want to change my mind?” She assures readers, “The answer is simple. As long as you are mentally competent, meaning you are not suffering from Alzheimer’s, you’re not in a coma or in a drug-induced state, you can change your mind and change your directives.”
According to Pawley, “Even if you are in the hospital and you decide you want to change your health care instructions, you can.” She elaborates, “Simply make this desire known to your doctor. Keep in mind that your changes must be made, signed and notarized according to the laws in your state. And make sure your doctor and your family members are aware of the changes.”
The entire blog 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.