The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Discusses The Kindest Gift That Can Be Given Within An Estate Plan.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, writes about how the coronavirus has taught that estate plans are for everyone and how a medical directive within the estate plan relieves loved ones from making some of the most difficult decisions.
DECATUR, GA, March 4, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “The Kindest Gift You Can Give Through Your Estate Plan Is A Medical Directive,” in which Ms. Pawley explains why.
According to Pawley, “Creating a Last Will and Testament and/or an Estate Plan is a forward-thinking and loving act. However,” she adds, “within your estate plan, the kindest gift you can make to your loved ones is to remove the burden of having them make difficult decisions about your health care should you become incapacitated. A Medical Directive created by you while you are still of sound mind and body takes all the guesswork out of how you wish to be treated at the end of your life.”
Pawley explains that, “Sometimes the term Advance Directive is used interchangeably with Medical Directive. Despite the name used, it’s a legal document that covers health care and protects your wishes at the end of your life.”
Pawley writes, “Planning for the end of your life is for you, yes. But ultimately,” she explains, “it’s about your children, your spouse or partner, your parents. It’s about the feelings you have for the people you love. The gifts you leave them when you are gone in terms of money and possessions will be appreciated. However, relieving your loved ones of the most difficult healthcare decision-making will be remembered and could even serve to inspire them to take the same actions in their own lives.”
“With the coronavirus continuing into the third year and in the news every day,” Pawley explains, “more and more people are realizing that the importance of making the end-of-life healthcare decisions.” She writes, “There are two parts to creating a Medical Directive. First, you designate someone you trust as your medical power of attorney. This person can make decisions for you if you can’t.”
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. 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.