The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Clears Up Concerns Some Adult Children May Have About The Filial Responsibility Laws On The Books In Georgia.

Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, addresses a question she is often asked about concerning Georgia’s Filial Responsibility Laws.

DECATUR, GA, May 31, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “Children’s Responsibility For Parents’ Debts In Georgia As A Filial Responsibility State.” Ms. Pawley acknowledges that the laws “have no teeth.”

According to Pawley, “I often am asked about the responsibility adult children have regarding their parents’ debts and expenses if they cannot pay their bills. This comes up so frequently because Georgia is a filial responsibility state.” She elaborates, “This is a name given to laws that make third parties (usually adult children) responsible for support for indigent family members. Note that it doesn’t specify parents only.”

“Even though these laws are on the books in Georgia,” Pawley writes, “they have no teeth and are rarely, if ever enforced.” She further states, “These laws are based on English “poor laws” from the 16th Century. Many states, including Georgia, have these laws on the books.”

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.


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