The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About Planning For Death In The Same Way We Plan To Welcome A Child Into The World.

Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, writes about the services of death doulas and about how as a culture, Americans are beginning to be more comfortable with talking about and planning for a good death whatever that means to each individual.

DECATUR, GA, Match 03, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Plan For A Good Death On Your Terms.” Ms. Pawley provides a brief description of death doulas and the services they provide.

“Historically,” Pawley writes, “we Americans have avoided talking about death as if it were a plague! Yet, it is an inescapable part of our journey on this earth. Birth, aging, death, and yes, taxes!” She continues, “We are, however making headway toward embracing this inevitable consequence of life. We are learning that much like preparing for the arrival of a child, we may have the privilege of preparing for a smooth transition from life to death.” Pawley clarifies, “I say “may” because not everyone knows when their time will come. Accidents happen, and, as we’ve seen during the pandemic, some of our loved ones get snatched away without warning. However,” she states, “for those who have forewarning, such as comes with the diagnosis of a terminal illness, a plan for a good death can be created and put into action.”

Pawley points out that, “For a couple of decades now, young women have been hiring birth doulas, women who help the new mother from early in her pregnancy, through the birth and beyond during the more challenging first months of the baby’s life.” She adds, “A death doula provides a similar service for end-of-life needs.”

According to Pawley, “Death doulas take a holistic approach and are trained to focus on the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of death. They do not provide medical care. That is left to healthcare professionals.” She further explains, “The overall goal of a death doula is to normalize the experience of death for everyone involved, taking it from an uncomfortable experience to one filled with rich, sweet memories.”

Some death doulas work in partnership with hospice care. While some doulas are medically trained as I mentioned, that is not their focus. Instead, they help the terminally ill patient, and their family members, discover what a good death means to them and provides for that outcome.

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.


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