The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Reviews Common Estate Planning Mistakes Made By Those With Blended Families.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, turns her attention to the pitfalls blended families need to be aware of and avoid when creating estate plans.
DECATUR, GA, April 20, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Estate Planning Considerations For Blended Families,” in which Ms. Pawley highlights the most common mistakes.
Pawley writes, “You’ve probably heard that marriage is better the second time around.” She continues, “Well, I don’t know if that is statistically true or not, but the fact is that there are more second and third marriages and more blended families than at any other time in history. Blended families include stepchildren, step-grandchildren, children of single-parent families, children born outside of marriage, and those situations where someone other than the parent is raising a child.”
According to Pawley, “Traditional estate planning strategies do not take these anomalies into consideration. Most estate planning strategies,” Pawley adds,” assume a traditional nuclear family. But as blended families become more common, new strategies apply and are being developed.” Pawley emphasizes, “If you are in a blended family and are creating a will or an estate plan, there are several risks to become aware of so you don’t make mistakes that will unintentionally disown children or keep an ex-spouse as the primary or only beneficiary of your assets.”
The entire article can be read at LINK HERE
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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.